Compulsory Retirement of Government Officials
As per the applicable Disciplinary Rules, Government has the right to proceed against corrupt officials on the basis of available evidence. The Government also, has the absolute right to retire Government officials prematurely on the ground of lack of integrity and ineffectiveness, in public interest, as per the provisions of Fundamental Rules (FR) 56(j)(l), Rule 48 of Central Civil Services (CCS) Pension) Rules, 1972 and Rule 16(3) (Amended ) of All India Services (Death-cum-Retirement Benefits) [AIS(DCRB)] Rules, 1958. These rules lay down the policy of periodic review and premature retirement of Government servants, which is a continuous process.
For the period July 2014-May 2019, a total of 36,756 Group-A and 82,654 Group-B officers have been reviewed under FR 56(j)/similar provisions, out of which FR 56(j)/ similar provisions have been invoked /recommended against 125 Group-A and 187 Group B officers.
This information was provided by the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, DrJitendra Singh in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.