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133 officers given premature retirement: Govt

More than 130 officers have been given premature retirement in the past over two years, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said on Thursday.
In a written reply in the Rajya Sabha, he said service records of 11,828 Group 'A' and 19,714 Group 'B' officers have been reviewed so far.
With a view to identifying officials who may not be fit to be retained in the government service, instructions have been issued to all cadre-controlling authorities to review their performance or service records at all levels, he said.
Provisions of premature retirement were invoked or recommended against 30 Group 'A' and 103 Group B' officers, the minister said.
Of these, an action was taken against 77 officers during 2015-16, 44 in 2016-17 and against 12 officers during 2017-18 (till May), said the Minister of State for Personnel.
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