Evaluation panel meeting for service performance of Punjab IAS postponed

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November 7, 2013 | NEWS | Post by: admin

By Babushahi Bureau

Chandigarh, November 7: With a view to bringing about Administrative efficiency, transparency and Good Governance, Punjab Government acting on the directions of the Ministry of Personnel, Govt. of India has constituted a High Level Committee under the Chairmanship of Chief Secretary to assess and analyze the performance of superiormost Indian Administrative Service Officers and Punjab Civil Service Officers to get rid of non-performing lot. The main objective of this Committee is to give corruption free and clean administration to the people at all levels.
The meeting of High Level Committee which was scheduled to meet on November 7 has however been postponed.
According to Punjab Government sources, there was some commotion in IAS lobby as some officers with blemished record and complaints of corruption against them were apprehending some action as the stringent action against three PCS officers on the recommendation of this Committee has already been initiated by the Punjab Government under Punjab Civil Services (Premature Retirement), Rules, 1975. The three PCS officers Kiran Rozy, T N Passi and Jaipal Singh have been retired. On that pattern, the Committee which was to meet today had on its agenda for appraisal of the service record of all Punjab IAS officers and to spot the inefficient and corrupt officers and recommend to the Department of Personnel and the Chief Minister for compulsory retiring them from service.
The sources further said that there is a direction of constitution of screening committees for all departments to be headed by the concerned administrative secretary for reviewing the performance of all Group A and B officers of various departments, boards and corporations. It is learnt that a few departments has done this exercise but no meeting has ever held, whereas most of the departments have even not thought of creating such mechanism in their respective departments.

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