Srinagar: Chairman Employees Joint Consultative Committee (EJCC) and President Consumer Affairs & Public Distribution (CAPD) Association Kashmir on Saturday urged Lt Governor Manoj Sinha to review the amendment to Civil Service Regulations for a provision to forcefully retire any government employee who has completed 22 years of service or attained 48 years of age.
In a statement issued here,Khan said that the amendment is irrational and discriminatory in nature. “The applicability of the new rules is fraught with consequences and has created a chaotic condition among the government employees” Khan said.
He said that there is no transparent mechanism in place by virtue of which the government can distinguish and identify the deadwood in the administration. “There is every likelihood that some new amendment may be misused against the employees by their superiors to satiate their ego and whims,” he observed.
Khan said that the new provisions empowering the government to prematurely retire an employee on the basis of non-performance, misbehaviour and bad conduct are still vague and need a clarification from the government.
The EJCC Chairman said that the amendment is creating a sense of insecurity among the government employees .
“The employees in J&K’s government sector are already reeling under various pressures and while assessing their performance is genuine but the same yardstick should be applied to all the government servants irrespective of their positions and pay scales,” he pleaded.
Khan urged the Lt. Governor to revisit the decision and ensure that the implementation of new rules for the retirement of employees is not implemented against the interests of the working class in Jammu and Kashmir.