Jammu & Kashmir

47 Govt employees likely to get terminated for alleged ‘links with militancy, bad performance’

JK civil secretariat. [File Photo]

Srinagar: Intelligence agencies and civil administration of Jammu and Kashmir are reportedly going to terminate at least 47 government employees- the “non-performers and those having militant links”, reports said.

Intelligence agencies who are working on the identification of government officers/officials, connected to “militancy or facilitating militancy, directly or indirectly”, have shortlisted 28 more such staffers, who have “doubtful records”, Daily Excelsior reported quoting details available with them.

Nineteen officers/officials are under the radar of civil administration in “non-performing category” but not linked to militancy and their record is also being pursued for taking action against them under the law, it said.

“Action in both the categories—pro-militancy employees and under-performers–is likely to be taken shortly after entire evidence is compiled and scrutinized by the legal officers so that it withstands the judicial scrutiny,” the report said quoting sources.

They added that majority of the officials under scanner for “pro-militancy activities” hailed from the Kashmir Valley while a couple of them also belonged to the Jammu region.

The report quoting the source further said, “The Intelligence agencies have thoroughly gone through the record of the Government officials including the reports against them pertaining to their direct or indirect involvement in facilitating militancy activities. Only after senior officers are satisfied with the reports, they will give the nod for termination of the employees from services”.

Asserting that the cases of non-performers are different from “pro-militancy employees”, the report quoting sources said, These are two different categories but in both of them, the officers/officials against whom evidence is gathered will be dismissed from the services”.

Last week on November 22, the JK administration ordered the termination of two more teachers from government services for remaining “unauthorizedly absent” for a period of more than five years.

Officials had said that two teachers have been terminated from their services under Article 113 of JK Civil Service Rules (Volume I) of 1956.

On 23 November, The School Education Department terminated the services of four teachers for their “unauthorized absence”.

The Director of School Education Kashmir (DSEK) in four separate orders mentioned that the employees were found “absent unauthorizedly” and their services were removed.


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