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Compulsory retirement for government officials

Compulsory retirement for government officials

Fifteen senior Finance Ministry officials of Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) have been sent into compulsory retirement, as a part of the action aimed at cleaning up the government service.

Orders issued by the Finance Ministry have quoted clause J of rule 56 of the Fundamental Rules.

Provision

Clause (J) of Rule 56 of the Fundamental Rules says: “The Appropriate Authority shall, if it is of the opinion that it is in the public interest to do so, have the absolute right to retire any government servant by giving him notice of not less than three months in writing or three months’ pay and allowances in lieu of such notice.”

 

Based on the above said rule, the President has retired these officials in public interest with immediate effect on completing 50 years of age.

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