All central government departments, banks and public sector undertakings (PSUs) will now have to follow the Government’s orders and review the performance of their employees. Starting 15 July, they have also been asked to submit a formal report on the review to the Personnel Ministry by the 15th of every month.
Those found to be non-performing or corrupt may even be asked to retire prematurely in the general interest of the public.
The Centre has taken this step to ensure that the corrupt and non-performing workers are weeded out.
These periodic performance reviews will have to be undertaken by all PSUs, banks and autonomous institutions that fall under their administration.
The review of service records of staff working under banks, PSUs and central government departments will be done according to guidelines stated by the Personnel Ministry. Any staff member whose integrity is found to be questionable or whose performance is found to be below expectation may be asked to retire.
Not long ago, more than a dozen officers of the Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise) were retired in public interest as per these very rules. In early June, a dozen officers of the Indian Revenue Service (Income Tax) were even dismissed.
The goal is to do away with corruption from government services and public life, by adopting a zero tolerance policy against corruption, misconduct and inefficiency.