Compulsory Retirement to Central Government Employees on the Basis of their Efficiency may be a Difficult Task for the Government….
Recently, the Central Government had issued an order (No.25013/01/2013-Estt.A-IV) regarding strengthening of administration by executing compulsory retirement to the central government employees who are found to be inefficient, incapable or unable to fulfill the targets set by their higher authorities, after completing certain years of service.
The order brought panic among employees and questions arise how to identify those employees who are given compulsory retirement. The order was issued on the basis of CCS (Pension) Rule 56 (j) and Rule 48 which explains the above points. The government had clarified that if the order comes into effect, it won’t be treated as a punishment to the employees.
Article 311 of the Constitution of India says that the government should ensure security to an employee. As per the Rule, an employee should be well informed of any actions to be taken against him and be to given opportunity to explain on his part. But this rule is not applicable to criminal offences or against the security of the country.
The order which was released by DOPT, with some Supreme Court orders was a little bit strong than the previous ones. But it will not be an easy exercise for the government to implement the order as it has to face strong opposition from the employees, Trade Unions and Federations.
To analyze and determine employees’ efficiency was always a headache for the government. In the 6th CPC, the commission recommended special yearly increment to 20% of the central government employees in each department for outstanding performance on their field. But no such appreciations had happened so far in any of the departments.
Let us wait and see what will happen next….!