63 employees prematurely retired to discourage corruption, inefficiency, claims government

Srinagar: The government on Wednesday said that it has forced 63 employees to retire in a bid to discourage corruption and inefficiency in the government departments.
In a written reply to a query, the minister incharge JKGAD, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed said that 55 employees were from various government departments while eight belonged to the autonomous bodies/ PSU’s.
This, he said, was done to “encourage honesty, weed out the corrupt and to leave out non-performers and inefficient officials”.
He claimed that the government has established accountability in the administrative system. “The state government has appointed all members of the Jammu and Kashmir state Accountability Commission to make it fully functional.”
“Also, to make the allotment of work and procurement of materials competitive and transparent, the government has introduced the process of e-tendering and e-procurement in the major development oriented departments of the state government,” he added.
He said that CVOs , DVOs and VOs have been appointed by the government in different departments and public sector understandings and autonomous bodies on the suggestions of state vigilance commission, to decide the complaints related with the corruption.
“Instructions have been issued by the government to conclude all pending Regular Departmental Action against the delinquent public servants expeditiously,” Instructions have been given to all the anti-graft bodies to curb the menace of corruption by concluding all pending cases with them in a time bound manner.
He said that the Jammu and Kashmir Right to Information Act, 2009, which provides the people unprecedented access to the records, is being regularly monitored as per the instructions of the state information commission.
“The government will soon add ten new services Guarantee Act for providing a mechanism for timely delivery of public services.
Also, to speed up the trial in corruption cases “seven additional district courts are empowered to deal with cases falling under J&K PC Act, Svt.2006.”

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