Identify non-performing officers, says Governor

Identify non-performing officers, says GovernorStressing upon accountable and responsive governance, Governor NN Vohra today issued directions for identifying non-performing officers. The Governor passed these directions while reviewing issues related to the Vigilance at a high-level meeting at the Civil Secretariat.
Chief Secretary BR Sharma, Principal Secretary to Governor PK Tripathi and General Administration Department (GAD) Commissioner Gazzanfar Hussain attended the meeting.
Gazzanfar informed that 91 FIRs were registered during 2015 involving 158 gazetted officers and 118 non-gazetted officials. The consent for prosecuting 32 cases, involving 22 gazetted officers and 40 non-gazetted officials, has been recommended and an approval has been accorded in 22 cases involving five gazetted officers and 39 non-gazetted officials.
A total of 22 cases involving 12 gazetted officers and 47 non-gazetted officials have been charge-sheeted.
The Governor was informed that 10 cases were concluded in 2015 involving the conviction of one gazetted officer and 10 non-gazetted officials. The Governor asked officials concerned to expedite all pending cases for the sanction of prosecution in various departments and a report be submitted to him on February 23.
He directed that all cases due for compulsory review under Article 226 in various departments be placed before the designated committees by March 15.
He directed that a status report in regard to submission of Immovable Property Returns for year ending December 31, 2015, be sent to him by February 29 and an action initiated against every defaulting officer.
The Governor directed that the GAD should energise vigilance framework in the state to ensure transparent and responsive public service delivery and asked the Chief Secretary to issue directions to all the administrative secretaries to personally review all pending vigilance matters.