26 September 2019
Bhubaneswar: In a circular to all secretaries published on Tuesday by the General Administration and Public Grievances department, a set of instructions was issued for premature retirement of public servants.
The official communiqué from Sanjeev Chopra, Principal Secretary to State Government, mentioned that this was decided to weed out employees of ‘doubtful integrity or inefficiency to ensure efficiency in administration’. This is applicable for Government employees who have completed 30 years of service or attained 50 years of age (whichever is earlier) & those who have attained 55 years.
The circular further said that this superseded a previous circular by GA & PG Department and was delivered on basis of ‘judicial pronouncements’ . It also said that employees need to undergo reviews in a three-month interval as per Clause (A) of Rule 71 of Odisha Service code; on basis of which the decision for premature retirement can be taken.
Group-A and Group-B officers will be reviewed by Review Committee on March 31, June 30, September 30 and December 31. Similarly, Group-C and Group-D employees shall be reviewed on June 30 and December 31.