Odisha Government To Sack Inefficient Employees With New Circular

The Odisha government has issued a circular aimed at premature retirement of inefficient employees. This circular released by the state general administration (GA) department would bring much more efficiency to the government offices. Employees of doubtful integrity and or inefficiency would be asked to retire, based on periodic reviews by the government.

The circular is applicable to state government employees who have completed 30 years in service or attained 50 years of age (whichever is earlier), and those who have attained 55 years of age would come under the purview of the premature retirement plan. The performance and service records of group-A and group-B employees will be reviewed by a committee on 31st March, 30th June, 30th September, and 31st December in a given year, the performance of group-C and group-D employees will be reviewed twice a year – 30th June and 31st December to identify officials for premature retirement.

“While the entire service record of an officer should be considered at the time of review, no employee should ordinarily be retired on grounds of ineffectiveness if his/her service during the preceding five years or where he/she has been promoted to a higher post during that five year period, his/her service in the higher post found to be satisfactory”, said the notification.

The notification comes with an exception – employees cannot be asked to retire if he/she is scheduled for the retirement within a year. While chief secretary, development commissioner or agriculture production commissioner will head the committee to review the performance of group-A (senior branch) officials, secretary of an administrative department will head the committee to review the performance of group-A (junior branch) officials and also for group-B employees.