Punjab to deal ‘inefficient employees’ with iron hand
Punjab Additional Chief Secretary has written to all the administrative secretaries and district coordination officers (DCOs) for proceeding against inefficient and delinquent officers under Punjab Employees, Efficiency, Discipline and Accountability Act 2006 instead of surrendering them to S&GAD for making them OSD.
The letter states that the officers posted by the S&GAD are surrendered by the DCOs and other officers in the secretariat as well as field on certain grounds including inefficiency and poor performance on their part.
The letters conveyed to the district as well as provincial officers the grave concern of the government over tendency of surrendering the services of officers/officials on account of inefficiency and poor performance instead of proposing to initiate disciplinary proceedings against them by the competent authority. Since, it is the jurisdiction of the competent authority to post/transfer the officers/officials at different positions, therefore, only the same authority can transfer/withdraw the services of such officers.
The officers who are posted in the field and exposed themselves to inefficiency may be reported to the competent authority to proceed under the laid down procedure instead of surrendering their services.