FORCED RETIREMENT

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Uncertainty over retirement age galore: Buck must stop?

For the past few years the ghost of retirement age has been haunting civil servants over and over again. It not only makes them apprehensive but keeps them on tenterhooks as well leaving them clueless that who’s and what purpose does it serve? And at what cost?

 

Sometime it is about lowering the retirement from 60 to 58 and sometime it is about increasing it from 60 to 62. The rumours keep oscilating between 58 to 62. Both ways the only certainty about retirement age is that there is uncertainty. Is this the response to clarion call made on employment generation?

 

This doesn’t seem to be the answer rather it is keeping bureaucracy in flux making their work hamper especially those who are at important positions. Moreover, it is the responsibility of the government of the day to clarify on issues like this traveling in public domain. But if the government wants to keep its officials at tenterhooks by such ambiguity, its prudence will be questioned for sure!

13 hours ago
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Forced retirement: Govt may axe hundreds of officers

Indianmandarins has reliably learnt that as many as 279 CSS cadre officers posted in various ministries/departments may be forcibly retired under rule 48 of CCS --Pension Rules and FR 56(J). Those who would finally be found inefficient, power-abusive and corrupt in performance audit and later examined by the review committee, headed by Cabinet Secretary may be ousted from the service. If some well placed sources are to be believed, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, in terms of number, may have the maximum number of casualties followed by the ministries of Defence, Home and Finance.

 

It may be underlined that NaMo administration had recently shown doors to 49 officers which included 12 IRS officers from CBDT, 15 IRS officers from CBIC and 22 Supritendent/AO level officers under CBIC. As on date more than 60 officers from various services have been given forced retirement. The above mentioned rules equip the Govt to compulsorily retire government officials in the public interest.

09 Sep 2019
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Uncertainty over retirement age galore: Buck must stop?

By IndianMandarins 13 hours ago

For the past few years the ghost of retirement age has been haunting civil servants over and over again. It not only makes them apprehensive but keeps them on tenterhooks as well leaving them clueless that who’s and what purpose does it serve? And at what cost?

 

Sometime it is about lowering the retirement from 60 to 58 and sometime it is about increasing it from 60 to 62. The rumours keep oscilating between 58 to 62. Both ways the only certainty about retirement age is that there is uncertainty. Is this the response to clarion call made on employment generation?

 

This doesn’t seem to be the answer rather it is keeping bureaucracy in flux making their work hamper especially those who are at important positions. Moreover, it is the responsibility of the government of the day to clarify on issues like this traveling in public domain. But if the government wants to keep its officials at tenterhooks by such ambiguity, its prudence will be questioned for sure!

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Forced retirement: Govt may axe hundreds of officers

By IndianMandarins 09 Sep 2019

Indianmandarins has reliably learnt that as many as 279 CSS cadre officers posted in various ministries/departments may be forcibly retired under rule 48 of CCS --Pension Rules and FR 56(J). Those who would finally be found inefficient, power-abusive and corrupt in performance audit and later examined by the review committee, headed by Cabinet Secretary may be ousted from the service. If some well placed sources are to be believed, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, in terms of number, may have the maximum number of casualties followed by the ministries of Defence, Home and Finance.

 

It may be underlined that NaMo administration had recently shown doors to 49 officers which included 12 IRS officers from CBDT, 15 IRS officers from CBIC and 22 Supritendent/AO level officers under CBIC. As on date more than 60 officers from various services have been given forced retirement. The above mentioned rules equip the Govt to compulsorily retire government officials in the public interest.

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Raju Swamy wins; Kerala CM rejects proposal for his termination

By IndianMandarins 24 Jun 2019

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has rejected a proposal of Kerala chief secretary Tom Jose to terminate the service of Raju Narayana Swamy (IAS:1991:KL) who is considered clean.


Swamy, who holds the rank of additional CS, has alleged that he was being targeted as he took stern action against corruption in the Coconut Development Board and that he even rejected union minister D V Sadananda Gowda's request to help the accused.


Indianmandarins has learned that the Chief Minister returned the recommendations against Swamy by seeking some clarifications, including the status of a petition Swamy filed against his abrupt removal from the Coconut Development Board chairman post by the center. The CM also wanted to know whether there were adverse remarks in Swamy's confidential reports.


Swamy was appointed as Coconut Development Board chairman in August 2018. But he was removed from the post in March this year. He, then, moved the CAT against the abrupt removal and final orders are expected in July.


Swamy had claimed that he took stern actions against corruption at the board's regional offices in Bengaluru and Kolkata. He even alleged that union minister Sadananda Gowda wanted him to revoke the suspension of corrupt officials, which he rejected.

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Non-performing officers to be shown door on a continuous basis

By IndianMandarins 24 Jun 2019

A strong signal has been sent out to civil servants particularly in the IAS/IRS/public sector to perform or else shake hands and say goodbye. 

 

The signal came from a Memo of the Department of Personnel and Training directing all Ministries/Departments to furnish a list of such employees who need to be retired prematurely in public interest.

 

The Ministries/Departments/public sector have been asked to furnish a list of all such employees in a prescribed format by 15th of every month beginning July 15.

 

Further, a periodic review of the performance of employees who have attained 50 years of age may be undertaken under Fundamental Rule 56(j) and Rule 48 of CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972, for premature/compulsory retirement of inefficient employees.

 

Recently the Government had compulsorily retired 12 officials of direct taxes and 15 from the indirect taxes department.

 

To make up for the resultant shortfall of officials arising from the above direction of the DoPT, the door for lateral entry from the private sector at the middle and senior levels has already been opened.

 

The move to show the door to non-performing officials on a continuous basis may speed up the decision-making process provided the checks provided by the Supreme Court in the case Union of India vs Col JN Sinha are strictly followed. "All Ministries and Departments are requested to undertake the periodic reviews in letter and spirit, including in public sector undertakings (PSUs/banks and autonomous institutions) under their administrative control. Department of Public Enterprises will also compile and countercheck with all Ministries/Departments concerned," reads the Office Memo (OM) issued on June 20.

 

The OM "Strengthening of administration — Periodic review of Central Government Employees under Fundamental Rule 56 (j)…" also directed the Ministries to ensure that the prescribed procedure like forming of opinion to retire a Government employee prematurely in public interest is strictly adhered to, and that the decision is not an arbitrary one, and is not based on collateral grounds.

 

The format of the submission of the reports for premature retirement will include group-wise (Group A, B, and C) number of employees to be reviewed under Rule 56(j), number of employees reviewed under the section for premature retirement in public interest, number of employees reviewed and against whom FR 56(J) invoked/recommended group-wise (A/B/C) and number of employees retired prematurely under FR 56(j).

 

The copy of the circular has been marked to the Secretaries of all Ministries/ Departments as also to the President's Secretariat, Vice President Secretariat, PMO, Cabinet Secretariat, CAG, Secretary of UPSC and CVOs of all Ministries/Departments among others.

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Rule 56J: 15 senior IRS C&CE officers were shown doors

By IndianMandarins 18 Jun 2019

NaMo administration took tough step towards its cleanliness drive by giving (forced) compulsory retirement, under the provisions of FR 56J, to as many as fifteen senior Customs & Central Excise cadre IRS officers serving in the rank of Principal Commissioner , Additional Commissioner, Jt Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner and Assistant commissioner. They are;

Dr Anup Srivastava (IRS C&CE:1984); a Principal Commissioner rank officer presently serving as Principal ADG (Audit) Delhi

Atul Dikshit (IRS C&CE:1988); a Commissioner rank officer presently under suspension.

Sansar Chand (IRS C&CE:1986); a Commissioner rank officer presently serving as Commissioner CC (AR) Kolkata

G Shree Harsha (IRS C&CE:1991); a Commissioner rank officer presently serving as  ADG DGPM Chennai

Vinay Brij Singh (IRS C&CE:1995); a Commissioner rank officer presently under Suspension

Ashok R Mahida, (IRS C&CE:1990); an Additional Commissioner rank officer presently serving as  DG Systems Kolkata

Virendrakr Agarwal (IRS C&CE:1990); an Additional Commissioner rank officer presently serving as Nagpur GST Zone

Amresh Jain (IRS C&CE:1992); an Additional Commissioner rank officer presently serving as Delhi GST Zone

Nalin Kumar (IRS C&CE:2005); a Joint Commissioner rank officer presently under suspension

S S Pabana (IRS C&CE:2014); an Assistant Commissioner rank officer presently under suspension

S S Bisht (IRS C&CE:2014); an Assistant Commissioner rank officer presently serving as Bhubaneshwar, GST Zone

Vinod Kunar Sanga (IRS C&CE:2014); an Assistant Commissioner rank officer presently serving as Mumbai GST Zone

Raju Sekar (IRS C&CE:2012); an Assistant Commissioner rank officer presently serving as Vizag GST Zone

Ashok Kumar Aswal (IRS C&CE:2003); a Deputy Commissioner rank officer presently serving under the Directorate of Logistics, Delh

Mohd Altaf (IRS C&CE:2009); an Assistant Commissioner rank officer presently serving as CC(AR) Allahabad

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Rule 56J: 12 senior IRS IT officers were shown doors

By IndianMandarins 11 Jun 2019

Reportedly, the NaMo administration took courageous step towards its cleanliness drive by giving (forced) compulsory retirement, under the provisions of FR 56J, to as many as twelve senior Income Tax officers in the rank of Chief Commissioner Commissioner, Jt Commissioner. They are;

  • Ashok Agarwal (IRS 1985), Joint Commissioner Income Tax
  • S K Srivastava  ( IRS 1989), Commissioner( Appeal), NOIDA
  • Homi Rajvansh (IRS IT:1985)
  • B B Rajendra Prasad
  • Ajoy Kumar Singh, Commissioner, Income Tax
  • B Arulappa, Commissioner, Income Tax
  • Alok Kumar Mitra
  • Chander Saini Bharti
  • Andasu Ravindar
  • Vivek Batra
  • Swetabh Suman, Commissioner, Income Tax
  • Ram Kumar Bhargava 

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Three IFoS officers may be shown doors

By IndianMandarins 17 Sep 2018

Indianmandarins has reliably learn that NaMo administration may give ‘compulsory retirement’ to three senior officers belonging to Indian Forest Service under the provision of All India Service (DCRB) Rule 1958. Reportedly, the files are under process and the ACC may ratify the same in October-November this year.

 

As reported earlier NaMo Administration had shown doors to four senior IFoS officers in the last week of August. 

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Four All India Service officers given ‘Compulsory Retirement’

By IndianMandarins 01 Sep 2018

Indianmandarins has reliably learn that NaMo administration has shown doors to as many as four senior officers belonging to Indian Forest Service under the provision of All India Service (DCRB) Rule 1958.

If some top sources are to be believed the Appointment Committee of the Cabinet put its seal on the fate of officers early this week namely; Devesh Kohli (IFoS:1984:MP), Arvind Kumar (IFoS:1986:BH), Zulfe Quar Ahmed Khan (IFoS:1988:RJ) and Bhola Prasad (IFoS:1992:BH).

It may be underlined that All India Service (DCRB) Rule 1958 is equivalent to Rule 56(J) which applies to CSS cadre officers under which an officer, based on performance assessment, can be given forced retirement after completion of 25 years of service or 50 years of age (whichever is earlier).

It may further be added that as per information available with Indianmandarins (as on 02 August 2018) the NaMo administration reviewed performance of a total of 25,082 Group ‘A’ and 54,873 Group ‘B’ officers up to May 2018 and provisions FR 56 (J)/relevant rules were invoked/recommended against 93 Group ‘A’ and 132 Group ‘B’ officers.

After Modi Govt came to power in 2014 Fundamental Rules 56(J) gave nightmares to Govt of India officials which still appears to continue. 

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