New Delhi, Feb 7: Non-performing all-India services officers will be asked to pack up after a review on completion of 15 years of service under new rules notified by the central government.
Earlier, the rules allowed a performance review only after completion of 30 years of qualifying service.
The rules are applicable to members of Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service(IFS), Indian Police Service (IPS) and Indian Revenue Service (IRS) among other central services.
The new rules gives powers to the government to give retirement to these officers in “public interest” after at least 15 years in the job.
The government can again carry out such review after the officer completes 25 years of qualifying service or attains the age of 50 years.
The rules were notified last week by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) after a thorough consultation with the state governments.
According to the rules, the central government may in consultation with the state government concerned required a member of the service to retire from service in public interest after the review when such a member completes 15 years of qualifying service.
Under the rules, the government must give the member being retired at least three months notice in writing or three months pay and allowances before bidding good bye to them.
The changes were made in the All India Services (Death-cum-Retirement Benefits) Rules, 1958, in rule 16 (3) through a notification on January 31 this year by the DoPT.
“The rules were notified in consultation with state governments and other stake holders. It will help the government in checking bureaucrats who are not performing or unfit for the jobs,” a DoPT official said requesting anonymity.