It was on January 31, 2012, the government notified
amendments to All India Services (Death-cum-Retirement Benefits) Rules empowering it to enforce early retirement of bureaucrats if they are found to be non-performing after 15 years of service. Earlier, such review exercise was done only when an officer completes 30 years of service, which was not very effective as it comes very close to the officer’s retirement age.
As the review exercise has just begun, it remains to be seen whether any officer is actually asked to retire for non-performance. The new rules however ensure post-retirement benefits including pension for life for sacked babus. The Centre, however, is to take the states on board before asking non-performing bureaucrats to leave the service after 15 years.
The amended rules reads like this: “The Central government may, in consultation with the state government concerned, require a member of the service to retire from service in public interest, after giving such member at least three month’s previous notice in writing or three month’s pay and allowances in lieu of such notice".
Perti continues in coal ministryThe Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved extension of tenure of Alok Perti, a 1977 batch Assam cadre retired IAS, as adviser in the ministry of coal on a contract basis for a month beyond August 31, 2012. The approval order was issued on August 29. Perti retired on May 31, 2012, but he was asked to continue as adviser first for three months. Perti, who was in the ministry of coal from October 1, 2009, first as additional secretary, then special secretary and finally secretary, is considered to be an asset in coal ministry.
Action and Appointmentsa) The government has approved inter-cadre deputation of Sumant Singh, a 2003 batch Manipur-Tripura IAS, from Manipur-Tripura cadre to Uttar Pradesh cadre for a period of three years.