Dumping dead woods in IAS, IPS services

Bhubaneswar:In a landmark decision the Union Ministry of Personal Affairs (MoPA) has amended the service conditions of the Central government class one officers like IAS, IPS and Officers of Allied Services to weed out inefficient and incompetent officers after strict review of their performances after fifteen years of service.

Under the historic amendment the government would no more have to wait till the officer became 50 years in age. Now the mandatory review would be made after 15 years in service and those found to be inefficient would be given compulsory retirement. However, the earlier system under which the service record of a class one central government employee was reviewed after 25 years in service or on the achievement of 50 years of age, whichever is earlier, would be still in force.

The Chairman of the Union Public Service Commision (UPSC) D P Agarwal had last year suggested to the Centre that the inefficient officers should not be allowed to continue in service in public interest. Presently a government official could only be terminated for culpability in criminal activities and involvement in corruption. The new amendment would serve like a warning bell for the inefficient officers.