Jammu and Kashmir Government has prematurely retired its first employee under the new rules of J&K Civil Service Regulations.
The said employee of J&K Board of School Education, was allegedly involved in a number of frauds and had been suspended thrice.
He was prematurely retired by an order in this regard, issued by JKBOSE Chairperson, Prof Veena Pandita, in exercise of powers conferred by Article 226(2) of Jammu and Kashmir Civil Service Regulation.
“In exercise of the powers conferred by Article 226 (2) of the Jammu and Kashmir Civil Services Regulation, the Chairman J&K BOSE hereby gives notice Fayaz Ahmad Siraj, Orderly that he having already completed 27 years service on October 14, 2020, shall retire from service with immediate effect forenoon of December-01,” reads the order, adding that the retired employee is allowed three months’ pay and allowances in lieu of three months’ notice.
It may be recalled that J&K’s Civil Service Regulation Rules were recently amended to allow the administration to retire Government employees at any time after completing 22 years of service or attaining the age of 48 years. As per the amendment, the employees can be retired after being given three-month notice or three months of pay and allowance in lieu of the notice.
This is the first ever compulsory retirement of a Government employee after recent amendment in the Service Regulation Rules.
Sources said that a few more ‘corrupt’ employees of J&K BOSE are under scanner and similar action is likely to be taken against them in near future.