Published On: Fri, Jul 24th, 2020

Bihar govt to retire inefficient employees above 50, for first time amid coronavirus impact

Patna: Following the norms for central government employees, for the first time, the Nitish Kumar government in Bihar has decided that inefficient government employees over 50 years of age be removed under the “compulsory retirement” provision amid coronavirus impact.

Bihar government decision to lay off inefficient employees above 50 years is the beginning of a painful process for all government employees amid coronavirus crisis.

In an notification sent to all departments on July 23, Deputy Secretary, General Administration Department asked the departments to hold a screening committee meeting each year to review the performance of officials and employees who are above 50 years or who have completed 30 years of service.

The notification stated, that the decision on compulsory retirement would also take into consideration the work done by employees in the past years.

“Under the process, all those employees who are above the age of 50 and who have completed 30 years will be screened out and considered for compulsory retirement,” said a official.

“The work of all levels of personnel will be reviewed every year. Such a system is already in force in the central government, but for the first time in the state government, such a system is being implemented for administrative reforms.” added the official.

He said that ‘usually the numbers in this exercise, are far above what would be expected.’

“Only those employees are screened out who are not much interested in work or have themselves asked the government for compulsory retirement as per the norms and regulations of the Central government. We have initiated the process and are sure other states are also doing the same. It has nothing to do with the ongoing pandemic,” he said.

According to the notification issued by the government, this rule has been applied to all categories of government employees except All India Service officers.

TST

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