‘Compulsory Retirement’ For Erring Government Employees In Goa

In order to bring reforms in the working of state administration, the Goa government came to this action


The state government of Goa has decided to give ‘compulsory retirement’ to employees of Goa while bringing administrative reforms to the state government. On Wednesday, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said that action will be taken against the employees who will find indulged in suspicious activities, He also added  "It is applicable to all government offices. Compulsorily, they will have to go home (retirement),". 

An office memorandum issued by the general administration department on Tuesday stated that strict action would be taken against those employees for coming late and for being lethargic at work. The memorandum said "Instances have come to the notice and time and again various requests are being received by this Department from the Departments housed in the Secretariat to replace some staff due to their lethargic approach towards office duties, disobedience, frequent late coming and for their 'absolutely no interest to learn' behaviour,"

The CM also clarified that this memorandum would not be limited just to the secretariat’s staff but will be applicable to all government offices and their employees. 

Further Memorandum stated "Upon such requests, the General Administration Department has given enough opportunity to such staff by transferring them to Departments with a lighter workload, however, their performance in the lighter Departments is also not found to be satisfactory, Now cognizance of the same has been taken by the Secretary (GA) and the appointing authority has decided to initiate strict action against such employees, exhibiting poor or no performance, for dereliction of duties by invoking FR 56(j) which empowers the appropriate authority to retire any government servant in the public interest," 

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