Kashmir govt sack 63 officials

Srinagar: The state government today announced termination of 63 civil servants as a part of the process to remove deadwood from the administration.

Addressing a news conference, Minister for Education, Naeem Akhtar said that out of the 63 officers, whose services have been terminated, 25 were involved in trap cases by various anti-graft bodies.

“11 include cases involving disproportionate assets and 27 are miscellaneous cases,” he said.
Among the sacked officials, a few are KAS officers.

Akhtar said the decision to dispense with the services of these officers was taken by a high-level committee headed by the Chief Secretary. The other members of the Committee, he said, included Principal secretary to the Chief Minister, Principal Secretary Home, Commissioner Secretary General Administration Department (GAD) and Secretary Law.