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Mizoram govt cracks down on alleged proxy culture of employees, orders return to work within a month

First Published: 24th June, 2024 10:55 IST

The memorandum added that all departments are directed to submit a ‘compliance report’ within 45 days

The Mizoram government has cracked down on the alleged proxy culture of government employees and directed them to resume their duties within a month.

The Department of Personnel and Administrative Reforms (DP&AR) issued a memorandum, stating that all Government employees engaging substitutes to return to their respective posts by July 19.

The memorandum includes all Regular Employees, Co-Terminus (CSS) Employees, Part-time Employees, Casual Employees, Work-charged Employees, Contract Employees and Provisional Employees, and stated that temporary Government employees and CSS employees shall entail immediate termination from service as existing rules and benefits do not apply to them.

It added that those failing to return to duty within the stipulated period will be treated as ‘unauthorized absence’ and action will be taken accordingly.

Furthermore, the memorandum added that all departments are directed to submit a ‘compliance report’ within 45 days.

It was also stated that the practice adopted by Government employees severely limits the operational efficacy of the Government at different levels and fundamentally infringes upon the spirit of good governance. The Council of Ministers, in a meeting, held on June 6 had decided to do away with the practice once and for all.

As per memorandum, those undergoing medical treatment and suffering from terminal or acute illness are allowed to avail all forms of leave admissible to them in accordance with the provisions of CCS (Leave) Rules, 1972; but must submit a ‘Medical Certificate of Incapacity’ from a Medical Board constituted or recognized by the Government to be accorded the special consideration.

The memorandum further stated that one-time ‘Special Voluntary Retirement Scheme’ shall be formulated for those employees who are unable to avail any of the benefits or options applicable under the existing rules, for which a drafting committee shall be constituted by the Government.

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