Govt has the "absolute right" to fire, if necessary in the public interest, employee who joined service before the age of 35 and has crossed the age of 50 or 55
New Delhi: Employees of autonomous institutions like central universities and AIIMS will come under government scanner now which will keep track of their performance.
Under Fundamental Rule 56(J), the government has the "absolute right" to retire, if necessary in the public interest, any Group A and B employee who joined service before the age of 35 and has crossed the age of 50.
Also, a Group C government servant, who has crossed the age of 55, can be retired prematurely under the rule.
The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) today asked all administrative ministries to ensure that autonomous institutions have adopted the provisions of FR 56 (j) and that they are strictly followed.
In case where the autonomous institutions have similar provisions in their rule books, the administrative ministry may ensure that they are followed in letter and spirit, it said.
In case there is no such provisions exist in regulations governing their working, the administrative ministry may ensure that the action is taken to put in place such rules as may be necessary, the DoPT said in a communique to all central government secretaries.
There number of autonomous institutions and bodies under the administrative control of central government that include Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) and All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), as per a government directory.
The Centre is conducting review of its employees working in ministries. While addressing a conference here in November last year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said 45 senior officers have either been removed or faced pension cuts for "unsatisfactory performance and delivery in public service".
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