J&K gov’t issues show-cause notice to 7 SRO-202 officials for breach of service conduct rules

Jammu and Kashmir Government on Thursday issued show-cause notice to seven officials who were working on a probation period in different departments for violation of service conduct rules.
According to a GAD order, the probationers who were appointed under Jammu and Kashmir Special Recruitment Rules 2015 notified under SRO-202 of 2015 reportedly participated in frequent protests at public spaces and denounced the terms and conditions of service as contained in the Rules and Jammu and Kashmir Government Employees (Conduct) Rules, 1971.
The order stated that, in exercise of the powers conferred by Rule 21 of the Jammu and Kashmir Civil Service (Classification, Control & Appeal) Rules, 1956 the Appointing Authority, at its discretion, may suspend the probation of a probationer and that a probationer can be discharged from service at any time before the expiry of the prescribed period of probation without having recourse to regular inquiry and the provisions of Article 311 of the Constitution are per se not applicable to a probationer.