Agartala: The Tripura government will henceforth review the performance of its employees periodically to assess if they should be retained in service or retire in public interest, a memorandum issued by the department of general administration (personnel and training) says.
The review will be conducted according to the provisions of the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972, which were adopted by Tripura, it says.
In the memorandum, Santosh Das, additional secretary of GA (P&T) department, asked all the departments and their heads to follow the instructions for review and to take action. "There is a need for periodical review of performance of government servants with a view to ascertain whether the government servants should be retained in service or retired from service in public interest," he said.
Das said provisions for periodical review were provided in FR 56 (j) and rule 48 (1) (b) of the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972, as adopted by state government.
Performances of government servants who are covered under these provisions of CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972, will be reviewed six months before they attain 50 (or 55) years of age or on completion of 30 years of service.
The half-yearly review would be held between July and December for the previous six months and between January and June of the next year for the second half of the previous year.
BJP spokesperson Mrinal Kanti Deb said it was a pertinent and timely step to revive work culture which, he alleged, had been destroyed in the 25 years of Left Front rule. He said complaints of negligence in duty will be solved by the decision.
CPM state secretary Bijan Dhar said it was a "draconian policy". "These rules can harm the interests of teachers and employees. The government should have discussed it with the employees' unions," he added. PCC vice-president Tapas De said, "This will create fear psychosis among employees and affect pension rights. No welfare government will do such a thing."