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J&K government orders premature retirement of two officials

Last Updated on January 5, 2022 at 3:45 pm

The Jammu and Kashmir government on Wednesday ordered premature retirement of two officers in relation to the step of cutting out deadwood from civil services.

Officials informed that J&K government ordered premature retirement of two officials under a new provision.

The officials, whose premature retirement was ordered, were Ashiq Hussain, Deputy Registrar, Cooperative Societies J&K (continuing under suspension) and Showkat Ahmad Wani, Driver Grade-I, Motor Garages Department (presently under suspension).

In October, 2020 the J&K government amended Article 226 (2) of the J&K Civil Service Regulations to enable it to retire an employee upon completion of 22 years of service or attaining 48 years of age in the public interest

As per reports, departments has speeded up the scrutinization process of inefficient, non-performing and corrupt employees for consideration of their premature retirement under the ambit of Article 226(2) of J&K CSRs, as directed by government.