Govt Issues Show-Cause Notice To 7 SRO-202 Officials For Breach Of Service Conduct Rules

SRINAGAR: The Government today issued a show-cause notice to seven officials who were working on a probation period in different departments for violation of service conduct rules.

According to a GAD order, the probationers who were appointed under Jammu and Kashmir Special Recruitment Rules 2015 notified under SRO-202 of 2015 reportedly participated in frequent protests at public spaces and denounced the terms and conditions of service as contained in the Rules and Jammu and Kashmir Government Employees (Conduct) Rules, 1971.

The order states that, in the exercise of the powers conferred by Rule 21 of the Jammu and Kashmir Civil Service (Classification, Control & Appeal) Rules, 1956 the Appointing Authority, at its discretion, may suspend the probation of a probationer and that a probationer can be discharged from service at any time before the expiry of the prescribed period of probation without having recourse to regular inquiry and the provisions of Article 311 of the Constitution are per se not applicable to a probationer.

Accordingly, a show-cause notice was issued to Muneer Hussain, Junior Engineer JPDCL, Dr Arif Hussain, LDC Durbukh Leh, Sanjeev Singh, Medical Officer PHC Budhal Rajouri, Dr Shafeen Majeed Koul, Medical Officer PHC Jandrah Jammu, S. Amandeep Singh, Patwari, Office of Deputy Commissioner Jammu, and Amir Tariq, Junior Assistant GAD.

The probationers have been asked to explain why their period of probation may not be terminated and they are not immediately discharged from the service.

They have been directed to send their replies to the show-cause notice to the office of Deputy Secretary, GAD  within a period of 7 days failing which it shall be presumed that they have nothing to say in the matter and action, as warranted under rules, shall be taken without any further notice.


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