Jammu: In a move that could send shockwaves among the employees, the government today ordered termination of services of 21 employees of various departments after declaring them as deadwood on the basis of reports obtained against them from the Vigilance Organisation.
CM Mehbooba Mufti, who holds charge of General Administration Department (GAD), approved the proposal today after which the GAD issued individual termination orders to all 21 Government employees giving them compulsory retirement by invoking Article 226 against them.
The officers-officials terminated from the Government services mostly belonged to Public Health Engineers (PHE), Power Development Department (PDD), Consumer Affairs and Civil Supplies Distribution Department and Revenue.
However, the government didn’t release the list of the employees declared as deadwood to the media. Instead, it directly dispatched termination notices individually to all the 21 officers.
Interestingly, no senior or higher ranking officer falls in the list of dismissed officers-officials raising eyebrows over government’s move to weed out corruption.
Sources said the termination process will continue in order to weed out corruption from the Government departments.
It has been said that only those officers/officials have been removed from the services who had cases of corruption, irregularities and malpractices pending against them. (PTK)