Government retires 36 police officers implicated in corruption and anti-social activities

In its effort to make policing more efficient and transparent, the government today prematurely retired 36 police officers accused of being involved in corrupt and criminal activities.

According to the statement, these staff members carried out their duties in a manner unbecoming of civil servants and in violation of the established code of conduct.

The exercise was carried out as part of a regular process of reviewing the files of officials, who cross the age/period of service criteria in accordance with article 226, paragraph 2, of the CSR JK.

“These employees were found involved in illegal activities, were absent without leave from their duties for a considerable period, underperformed, were penalized in departmental investigations and some of them were found involved in matters of corruption, facing serious criminal charges and had questionable integrity,” the statement said. .

In accordance with the recommendations of the review committee, the performance of these employees was deemed unsatisfactory and their retention in the public service was deemed contrary to the public interest.

In the recent past, as part of its zero-tolerance policy towards corruption, various employees have been terminated for professional misconduct, after rigorously following departmental procedures against them, while as many files are being studied by the Authorized Commissions set up to examine the cases under article 226, paragraph 2, of the CSR JK. In addition, many employees were also terminated due to anti-national activities.

Meanwhile, the government has also launched several measures for the human resource development of government employees in Jammu and Kashmir, including the online human resource management system (eHRMS), the integration of officers in the prestigious Indian administrative/police service, conducting CPD in a timely manner for a smooth career. progression, updating recruitment rules, speeding up the recruitment process through recruitment agencies, and eliminating interviews for most unadvertised vacancies submitted to the Service Selection Committee.

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Joel C. Hicks