Early axe for non-performing babus – – Centre changes rules to allow review after 15 years of service instead of 30


New Delhi, Feb. 7: Non-performing Babus can lose their jobs after 15 years — instead of 30 now — following a change in rules by the Centre.

All officers of
the All India Services, which include the Indian Administrative Service,
Indian Police Service, Indian Foreign Service and the Indian Revenue
Service among others, will be covered by the rules notified last week by
the department of personnel and training after consultation with the
Under the amended
rules, the Centre can retire non-performing bureaucrats in “public
interest” 15 years after they qualified their exam.
Earlier, an officer’s performance could be reviewed by the Centre only after completion of 30 years of service.
Now, performance
reviews can be carried out after 15 years and again after completion of
25 years of service or when the officer turns 50.
The Centre may, in
consultation with the state government of the officer’s parent cadre,
retire from service in public interest after the review when such a
member completes 15 years of qualifying service, the rules state.
The officer in
question has to be given at least three months’ notice in writing or
three months’ pay and allowances. They will also be entitled to pension
for life and other retirement benefits like reimbursement of their
medial expenses.
The changes were
made in rule 16 (3) of the All India Services (Death-cum-Retirement Benefits) Rules, 1958, through a notification on January 31.
This was after the department of personnel requested the states for their feedback and got a positive response to the proposal.
Three-years ago,
the M. Veerappa Moily-headed second administrative reforms commission
had recommended two performance reviews at the completion of 14 and 20
years of service for all government servants.
Till now, the
officers could lose their jobs before 30 years of service only if
convicted of a crime or if the Central Vigilance Commission ordered
compulsory retirement.
“The rules were
notified in consultation with state governments and other stakeholders.
It will help the government in checking bureaucrats who are not
performing or unfit for the jobs,” a personnel department official said,
requesting anonymity.
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