Is your employment secure Now? DoPT Directive for Evaluating the Performance of Government Employees for Continuation of Service or Premature Retirement Under FR 56(j)

DoPT has issued instruction for undertaking periodic review of performance of Government Employees with a view to ascertain whether the Government servant should be retained in service or retired from service prematurely

DoPT Directive for Assessing the Performance of Government Employees

F. No. 25013/01/2024-Pers.Policy A-IV
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
(Personnel Policy A-IV)

North Block, New Delhi
Dated : 27th June, 2024

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: – Periodic Review of Central Government Employees for strengthening of administration under Fundamental Rule (FR) 56(j)/(l) and rule 48 of CCS(Pension) Rules, 1972 [now, revised as Rule 42 of CCS (Pension) Rules, 2021] — reg.

The undersigned is directed to refer to the subject cited above and to state that instructions have been issued from time to time for undertaking periodic review of performance of Government servants with a view to ascertain whether the Government servant should be retained in service or retired from service prematurely, in public interest, as per relevant provisions of Fundamental/ Pension Rules referred to in the subject cited above.

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In addition to the various instructions/guidelines issued in the subject matter, the DoPT vide its OM No. 25013/03/2019-Estt.A-IV dated 28.08.2020 (copy enclosed) has issued a comprehensive and consolidated guidelines detailing the procedures to be followed in identifying the cases of premature retirement under FR 56 (j)/(l) and Rule 48 of CCS – (Pension) Rules directing all the Ministries/Departments to follow the content of the said OM strictly and ensure its wide circulation amongst all concerned. The detailed guidelines on the above subject are already available in public domain at https://dopt.gov.in — Archives — Orders — Establishment — Premature retirement.

2. Similarly, in so far as strengthening of administration by periodical review under FR 56(j) in respect of Autonomous Institutions and Statutory bodies is concerned, the DoPT’s OM No. -26012/8/2022-Estt.A-lV dated 20.12.2022 and OM No.25013/1/2016-Estt.A-IV dated 11.03.2016 (copies enclosed) respectively may be referred to.

3. It may be noted that the objective of Fundamental Rule (FR) 56 (j)/(I) and Rule 48 of CCS (Pension) Rules [now, revised as Rule 42 of CCS (Pension) Rules, 2021] is to strengthen the administrative machinery by developing responsible and efficient administration at all levels and to achieve efficiency, economy and speed in the disposal of Government functions.

Report on Performance of Government Employees for Continuation of Service or Premature Retirement Under FR 56(j)

4. The Administrative Ministries/Departments have repeatedly been requested to adhere to guidelines issued in this regard and furnish a report to this effect to the Department of Personnel and Training. However, it has come to notice that various Ministries/Departments are not adhering to the said guidelines resulting in delay in identifying the Government employees due for review under relevant provisions of FR- 56 (j)/(l) and Rule 48 of CCS (Pension) Rules [now, revised as Rule 42 of CCS (Pension) Rules, 2021].

5. In view of the above, the Ministries/Departments are requested to take immediate action to identify the employees due for review under relevant provisions of Fundamental/Pension Rules and ensure that their cases are expeditiously submitted for consideration before the duly constituted Review Committee as per extant instructions. Further, all Ministries/ Departments are also requested to direct the Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs)/Banks, Autonomous Institutions and Statutory bodies under their administrative control to undertake the exercise of periodic review of employees under the relevant provisions.

6. Further, all the Ministries/Departments/Organisations are also requested to strictly adhere to the timeline mentioned in DoPT’s OM dated 28.08.2020 for undertaking the exercise of review of performance of the Government servants and for the employees of PSUs/Banks/autonomous institutions/statutory organisations under their administrative control to ensure that the employees with doubtful integrity or found to be ineffective are not allowed to continue in Government and to furnish a report to DoPT in format given below by 15th day of each month starting from July, 2024

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Is your employment secure Now? DoPT Directive for Evaluating the Performance of Government Employees for Continuation of Service or Premature Retirement Under FR 56(j)

7. Hindi version will follow.

(Shankra Nand Bharti)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

To,
All Secretaries of Ministries/ Departments of the Govt. of India
(As per the standard list)

Copy to:

  1. Comptroller & Auditor General of India, New Delhi.
  2. Union Public Service Commission, New Delhi.
  3. Central Vigilance Commission, New Delhi.
  4. Central Bureau of Investigation, New Delhi. |
  5. Parliament Library, New Delhi.
  6. All Union Territory Administrations.
  7. Lok Sabha/ Rajya Sabha Secretariat. |
  8. All Attached and Subordinate Offices of Ministry of Personnel, P.G. & Pensions.
  9. Hindi Section for Hindi version.

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  1. Balachandran Nair P K

    There is no authority capable of assessing the job. Then Where is question of premature retirement. In Kerala personal staff attached to ministers for 2 years will get Iife time pension . So they will appoint personal staff immediately on completing 2 years. 30 ministers personal staff from 25 to 30. It is not in Uganda but in india. After all whose money it is ? PEOPLE’S.

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