Panel To Decide Fate of Employees Accused of Anti National Activities, Reports

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SRINAGAR: The administration in Jammu and Kashmir is contemplating “stringent action, including dismissal” against employees, found guilty of being involved in “anti-national activities”, Chandigarh based newspaper Tribune reported.

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The action can be initiated under Section 311 of the Constitution of India which is applicable to Jammu and Kashmir, the report said. The action can be initiated on the basis of a police case or on the basis of “collateral evidence”.

The administration, the report said, has set up a panel for this purpose that Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam is heading. It has Jammu and Kashmir’s Home Secretary and Police Chief as its members. “The government can now proceed against such employees on the recommendation of a committee set up for the purpose without any inquiry,” the report by Arun Joshi said. “This will also apply to employees who have served detention.”

The report further said that the cases will be dealt with by the police on the basis of the interrogation reports of the employees as well as collateral evidence. “Once the cases are examined and recommended, the General Administration Department will issue orders for their dismissal/suspension. The provision will apply to pending cases too,” the report said.

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