Pushing for efficiency, the Uttar Pradesh government is reviewing the performance of its employees and will retire or even sack those found wanting, a move that has caused a flutter among the 1.7-million strong workforce.
The intent is to clean up the state bureaucracy by ridding it of non-performers, tainted officers and staff after reviewing their track record and giving them a three-month notice.
In an order issued Thursday, chief secretary Rajiv Kumar asked all additional chief secretaries, principal secretaries and secretaries to screen the performance of staff who are 50 and above and submit a list by July-end.
“Those whose performance is not up to the mark would be considered for compulsorily retirement as per the government rules,” says the order issued after chief minister Yogi Adityanath called for strict adherence to the compulsory retirement rule.
Timely disposal of work, punctuality and public image are some of the criteria the staff would be measured against. Based on the ratings, department heads would recommend names for compulsory retirement or termination.
“Mere transfers are not enough to spruce up the government machinery, which has become rusted and needs to be greased and geared up for delivery of important projects and schemes,” an official said on condition of anonymity.
The said order was issued late on Thursday night to all the additional chief secretaries, principal secretaries and department heads to submit this report by July 31.
Source - Gconnect