Over 1,000 officials sacked by Home Ministry for ‘lack of integrity’

The question also sought details of the number of employees dismissed and identified under the process.

Published: 18th July 2019 01:42 AM  |   Last Updated: 18th July 2019 10:10 AM   |  A+A-

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By Express News Service

NEW DELHI:  The Union Home Ministry sacked over 1,000 officials over the last five years for ‘lack of integrity and ineffectiveness’, Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai told the Parliament on Wednesday.  

Rai said action against government servants is a continuous process.

According to the disciplinary rules, the government has the right to take action against erring officials and impose the prescribed penalties, including dismissal and removal from the service, Rai told the Parliament.  

“A total number of 1,083 officials have been dismissed from service under the applicable disciplinary rules in the ministry, including its organisations, during the last five years.”

He was replying to a question if it is a fact that the ministry has initiated the process of removal of employees at a lower level on the basis of performance, character and corruption.

The question also sought details of the number of employees dismissed and identified under the process.

On the question, if the government gave a chance to the employees by issuing a warning before their dismissal, the minister said, “As per provisions in applicable disciplinary rules, sufficient opportunities of defence are provided to the government servants before imposing any penalty, including dismissal...”

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