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Only 2 out of nearly 1,100 babus found inefficient

Only two out of around 1,100 bureaucrats, whose performance was reviewed by the state governments, have been recommended for premature retirement, the Centre said on Wednesday.

Some states such as J&K and Uttarakhand, among others, have not yet shared information regarding the formation of review committees for assessing the performance of IAS, IPS and IFS officers working under their administrative control with the Central government.

As per rules, the Central government, in consultation with the concerned states, may require an officer to retire from service for non-performance in public interest.

“The objective of the rule is to weed out the deadwood in order to maintain a high standard of efficiency and initiative in the state services. It is not necessary that a good officer may continue to be efficient for all times to come,” the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has said.

Time and again, the state governments have been requested to carry out intensive review of service records of officers belonging to all India services – Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Police Service (IPS) and Indian Forest Service (IFS) – at two stages.

The review needs to be carried out when officers have completed 15 years of service or five years after induction, and when they have completed 25 years of service or attained the age of 50 years, it said.

As per the latest status report, the performance of a total of 549 officers, who had completed 15 years of service, were reviewed. Of these, a highest of 76 officers were of the Maharashtra cadre, 64 of Jharkhand, 62 of AGMUT (Arunachal Pradesh-Goa-Mizoram-Union Territories), 58 of UP, 44 of Punjab and 43 of Madhya Pradesh cadre.

Only one officer of AGMUT cadre has been recommended for premature retirement, the report said.

All officers are found to fit and continue in service, the DoPT said citing outcome of the review meetings. 
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