FR 56 (j) is a fear factor for Central Government Employees reaching 50 and 55 years of Age
Recently DOPT has issued Two Office Memorandum regarding strengthening of administration.
As per the DOPT instructions, the cases of Government servant covered by FR 56(j), FR 56(l), or Rule 48(1) (b) of CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 should be reviewed six months before he/she attains the age of 50/55 years, or on completion of 30 years of qualifying service whichever is earlier.
The Central Government Employees should not skip this OMs just like that.
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Because the latest OM issued by DOPT directed all Departments/ Ministries to submit report on doing Periodical review under FR 56(j) and Rule 48 of CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972
In turn the Ministries asked the Departments functioning under them to send status of Action taken in this regard.
Though there is some cases are registered against the central government employees under this Rule as on today, the intensity of attention given to reinforce this Rule is created some fear among govt servants. It is reinforced not only for Strengthening of administration but also to issue warning to the Employees those who are under performing. Despite this genuine reason to reinforce this Rule, there is constant fear that it may be misused by higher authority to victimize the government employees those who are not willing to act upon their whims and fancies
The DOPT has directed through its Office Memorandum to all Departments that a request to constitute the Committee may be sent to Cabinet Secretariat in case of receipt of representation from any Government servant whom the Appointing Authority has decided to retire under FR 56 (j) and Rule 48 of CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972.
It shows that government is very serious on enforcing this rule and prepared to take action against the underperforming central government employees under this Fundamental Rules 56 (j) or Rule 48(1) (b) of CCS (Pension) Rules 1972 .
It is not a new fundamental Rule, but the importance given at this juncture for this particular old Rule should not be ignored. It makes us to think and worry about the future of the central government employees those who are at the verge of crossing 50/55 years of age or completing 30 years of service.
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