Govt alters rules for early retirement of corrupt officers

By: News Desk      Published: 02:21 PM, 29 Apr, 2020
Govt alters rules for early retirement of corrupt officers

The federal government has taken the initiative to clean up the ministries and departments from corrupt and incompetent officers, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Wednesday.

According to details, the Establishment Division has issued new rules for early retirement of corrupt and incompetent officers.

This plan has been set in place to clean up the government institutions from dishonest and incompetent civil servants, an obstacle in the way of smooth functioning of the government and an irritant in the way of development of the country.

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The Civil Servants Retirement Rules will come into force immediately as the document has the consent of Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Under the new rules, the civil servants will be able to send into retirement directly. The document also applies to those who bargain with the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) or any other institution.

A Retirement Board would be constituted under the new rules to streamline the whole process. The Board will forward the recommendations for retirement of officers of Grade 20 and above directly to the competent authority.

Recommendations will be forwarded to the competent authority ie the Prime Minister. Retired officers will be entitled to pensions and benefits. The officers will be given the right of appeal.

The Chairman of the Retirement Board will be the Chairman of FPSC and Board members shall include Secretaries Cabinet, Establishment, Finance and Law. The secretary of the ministry or division in which the officer will be working will also be a member of the board.

A separate board would be constituted for the officers of Grade 17 to 19. The Chairman of the Board of Grade 17 to 19 will be the Additional Secretary of the concerned division, Senior Joint Secretary or Joint Secretary may also be the Chairman.