LUCKNOW: Reacting to the Uttar Pradesh government’s order to send slackers and tainted officers and employees aged above 50 on compulsory retirement, while officers gave a mixed response, the employees’ unions rejected the order calling it impractical.
They threatened to launch a stir if the order was not withdrawn.
While a number of officers felt that the government should try and formulate a course to transform the system positively by making such staff perform under all conditions, an equal number supported the move saying that it was high time to rid the system of deadwood.
“It’s unjustified. The fear of being thrown out may hamper the functioning further,” said an officer. However, some scoffed at it saying it was not easy to implement the order which was a nothing but old wine in a new bottle.
“The old order could not be implemented earlier as it had a lot of loopholes,” said another officer requesting anonymity.
Estimates say that if the order is implemented, around 10 per cent of the government staff will suffer. The UP Workers’ Front suggested a training programme to enhance skills of employees who failed to match the performance criteria be introduced.