Thursday, 14 May 2015

POOR PERFORMANCE CAN COST GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES THEIR JOB

POOR PERFORMANCE CAN COST GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES THEIR JOB


The government can force any government employee above 50 years to take compulsory retirement if the person's confidential report (CR) shows a poor rating from his/her superiors. A judgment in this regard was passed by the division bench of Justice GB Shah and Justice Jayant Patel on May 5. The judges were pronouncing a verdict on a case from 1998 where the petitioner had been terminated from his job.


Advocate Harsh Gajjar was representing the case. The case is of Vasant Desai, who was recruited as a police sub-inspector and rose to the position of deputy superintendent of police. But he was later forced to take compulsory retirement by the state government when a review of his CR showed that his performance was not satisfactory. Desai went to court and won against the government in 2004. But the verdict was challenged by the state government in the high court and filed a writ petition in the case.


Ruling on the case, the judges stated that the government on the basis of the confidential report can terminate the service of any employee. This means any employee who is 50 years or above can be relieved at any point if his performance is poor. This applies to each employee of the state government. In the high court, the state government had enclosed a notification of 1987 which stated that any government employee can be relieved from his duty by the government if his performance is weak and if his service record is not proper.


Source: http://www.ahmedabadmirror.com/ahmedabad/others/Poor-performance-can-cost-government-employees-their-job/articleshow/47239517.cms

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