J&K Admin ordered that an involvement of an employee’s immediate family or one sharing residential area, in any anti-national act shall be adversely noted throughout periodic verification of character and antecedents of authorities servants.
In continuation of its directions issued in 1997 and amended from time to time, the J&Okay authorities listed detailed parameters that have to be stored in thoughts whereas periodically verifying character and antecedents of its workers. These embody involvement of the staffer’s rapid household or individuals sharing residential area who’re related with any overseas authorities, affiliation or people recognized to be straight or not directly hostile to India’s nationwide and safety pursuits.
Any failure on half of the federal government worker to report unauthorised affiliation with a suspected or recognized collaborator of worker of a overseas intelligence company or any contacts with residents of different international locations or monetary pursuits in different international locations that make the worker doubtlessly susceptible to coercion, exploitation, or stress by a overseas authorities, can even entice adverse reporting.
The promotion of such adversely reported authorities workers, if due, might be instantly placed on maintain, and their case despatched to the UT screening committee for additional scrutiny. In case the adverse report is confirmed, the worker will face motion together with termination from authorities service.
On Wednesday, nonetheless, the J&K authorities introduced a assessment mechanism for any motion taken in opposition to a J&K authorities staffer, primarily based on adverse character reporting. A assessment committee chaired by the chief secretary and having DGP and administrative secretary, general administration department, shall assessment the instances suo motu or on reference made to it by the UT stage screening committee or on foundation of illustration made by the aggrieved worker.
“Until now, being anti-national or association with anti-national elements was seen as somewhat of an advantage for landing a government job. There have been cases when threat or coercion from a terrorist related or known to an individual has landed the latter a government job. Now this will be a clear disqualification and a government employee known or related to a terrorist or having association with an ‘inimical’ foreign country, will face adverse character reporting that may lead to termination of his service,” a J&Okay authorities functionary advised TOI.