Bhubaneswar, Nov 4 (LocalWire): Cracking whips on corrupt practices, the state government today dismissed six more officers and withheld the pension of five others for their involvement in corruption cases.
As part of the government’s zero-tolerance policy towards corrupt practices in government offices, it has so far dismissed 44 officers and employees from service while serving compulsory premature retirement to 10 other officers in the past two months on the direction of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, officials of general administration said.
Those who were dismissed from the services are Rabindra Kumar Das, assistant engineer Works department (Kudumulugumma block, Malkangiri district), Budhiram Suniani, junior engineer, Panchayatiraj department, (Dhankuda block, Sambalpur district), Suresh Chandra Mishra, progress assistant (Papadahandi block, Nabarangpur district), Hemant Kumar Panda, forest range officer, (forest department working plan office, Angul District), Pruthiraj Lenka, assistant executive engineer (Works department, National Highway division, Berhampur) and Sushil Kumar Seth, assistant engineer (water resources department, Hatadihi block, Keonjhar district).
The state government had declared in a circular by the General Administration and Public Grievance department of weeding out officers and employees of doubtful integrity or efficiency to ensure efficient and effective administration.
It also stated that the employees who have completed 30 years of service or have attained 50 years of age, whichever is earlier, and those who have attained the age of 55, will come under the purview of this process.
There will be periodic review of employees and officers under rule 71 of Odisha Service Code to weed out corrupt and inefficient staff.
Performances of such state government employees belonging to Group A, B, C and D categories will be reviewed by committees every three months, the circular had added.