By B S Reporter
The central government has sent bags packing of 122 government officers under compulsory retirement in the last three years. Union minister Jitendra Singh said that the retirements have been done under different provisions of service rules.
“As per the updated information/data available on the probity portal (as on 30.06.2023) as provided by different ministries/departments/cadre controlling authorities (CCAs), provisions of Fundamental Rules (FR)-56 (j)/similar provisions have been invoked against a total of 122 officers during the last three years (2020-2023), including the current year,” the minister of state for personnel said.
He also said that the objective of the review process under the FR 56(j)/similar provisions is to bring efficiency and to strengthen the administrative machinery.
“Government has also been continuously endeavouring for greater emphasis on digitization, enhanced use of e-office, simplification of rules, periodic cadre restructuring and abolition of redundant laws for strengthening the administration and improving the overall work efficiency in governance,”
The union minister also category denied any consideration for changing retirement age of government employees
“There is no proposal under consideration to change the retirement age of the central government employees,” Singh said.
The central government employees retire at the age of 60.