DoPT Order to ensure Probity among Govt. Staff: Rotation and Screening of officers under FR(J)

Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 14th September, 2015
Subject:- Review of Mechanisms to ensure probity among Government Servants.

In a meeting taken by the Cabinet Secretary on 10.08.2015 with senior officers of different Ministries on mechanisms to adopt to ensure probity among Government Servants, it has been emphasized that rotation needs to be carried out in respect of sensitive posts and non-sensitive posts and review and screening of officers under FR 56(J) within the Ministries and DOPT shall monitor implementation and obtain compliance from all Ministries in this regard.
3. All Ministries/Departments are, therefore, requested to kindly look into the matter and carry out rotation in respect of sensitive and non-sensitive posts and FR 56(J). As this activity is to be completed in a time bound manner, it is requested that priority attention may be paid to it and inputs sent to the internal Vigilance Section at the very earliest. These details are also to be made part of the monthly D.O. letter to be sent by concerned Secretary to the Cabinet Secretary.

(D.K. Sengupta)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

Provision under FR 56(j):-

Subject : Periodical review under FR 56 (j)
The appropriate authority has the absolute right to retire, if it is necessary to do so in public interest, a Government servant under FR 56(j), FR 56(l) or Rule 48 (1) (b) of CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 as the case may be. The guidelines in this regard have been issued from time to time under the marginally noted office Memoranda which are available in this Ministry's The procedure has been summarized below:-

FR 56 Pension Rule 48(1)(b) of CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972
Category FR 56 (j) 
Group 'A & B' officers:
who entered service before 35 years of age and have attained 50 years of age 
Other cases: 
Attained 55 years of age 
A Govt. Servant in Group "C" post who is not governed by any Pension Rules, can also be retired after he has completed 30 years service.
All Government servants covered by CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 who have completed 30 years of qualifying service.
Notice Period 3 months or 3 months pay allowances in lieu thereof Three months or Three months pay and allowances in lieu thereof



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