Uttar Pradesh government to retire non-performing babus over 50 years

The spokesperson said some departments were not carrying out this exercise on a regular basis and the order was aimed at ensuring it.

Published: 07th July 2017 07:23 PM  |   Last Updated: 08th July 2017 08:35 AM   |  A+A-

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath (File | PTI)

Express News Service

LUCKNOW: It is time for non-performing babus in Uttar Pradesh who are aged 50 and above to wind up and go, said Yogi Adityanath government’s latest order.

The intent is to clean up the state bureaucracy by ridding it of non-performers, tainted officers and staff after reviewing their track record and giving them a three-month notice.

As per the order, the personnel department has been asked to furnish a list of all officers who have crossed 50 years of age till March 31, 2017. The list has to be ready by July 31, 2017.

Sources said that in pursuance of the CM’s directives, chief secretary Rajive Kumar refreshed a 1985 state government order which empowered the state to sack any officer on a notice without even mentioning a reason.

The said order was issued late on Thursday night to all the additional chief secretaries, principal secretaries and department heads to submit this report by July 31.

The department of personnel and training uploaded the government order (GO) on its official website forcing officers and employees of the four lakh-strong work force falling in the ‘50 plus’ bracket to pull up their socks.

As per the order, the chief secretary would set up a screening committee which will review and analyse the performance of all employees over 50-years of age as of March 31, 2017 and decide.

“This is a system to fine tune government functioning and identify inefficient and non-performing staff,” said cabinet minister, health and government spokesman Siddharth Nath Singh.

The GO, however, clarifies that the exercise of compulsory retirement has to be undertaken on a large scale and all department heads are expected to complete it within the stipulated period.

“This system of appraisal and evaluation of work is already going on at Centre and in many other states,” stated Singh. Clause 56 of the order says: “The competent authority can send an officer on compulsory retirement on a three month notice without mentioning the reason.”

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