J-K govt to likely terminate 47 employees for alleged militant links

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The Intelligence agencies and civil administration have reportedly zeroed-in on at least 47 government employees whose activities are suspect while performance of others is “under-rated” and they are likely to be shown the door by the Government with gathering of enough evidence against them.

According to the Excelsior newspaper 28  staffers who have doubtful record have been shortlisted.

Nineteen officers/officials are under the radar of civil administration in “non-performing category” but not linked to militancy and their record is also being pursued for taking action against them under the law.

“Action in both the categories—pro-militancy employees and under-performers–is likely to be taken shortly after entire evidence is compiled and scrutinized by the legal officers so that it withstands the judicial scrutiny,” the newspaper quoting sources repported.

They added that majority of the officials under scanner for pro-militancy activities hailed from the Kashmir Valley while couple of them also belonged to the Jammu region.

“The Intelligence agencies have thoroughly gone through the record of the Government officials including the reports against them pertaining to their direct or indirect involvement in facilitating terror activities. Only after senior officers are satisfied with the reports that they will give the nod for termination of the employees from services,” the sources said.

“The Government has taken a decision that there will be no leniency with the officers/officials who are either linked to militancy and those who are not performing to the satisfaction that they will be axed from the services,” sources said, adding it was in this context that further action has been initiated against the officials in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.

Asserting that action against Government staffers founding encouraging the militancy or facilitating their activities was necessary to break backbone of the militancy, sources said it has send loud and clear message to the officials and there were reports available with the Intelligence and other Government agencies that the employees, who were earlier linked to militancy, have dissociated themselves from the anti-national activities.

“The Government policy of taking harsh action against pro-militancy employees by terminating them from the services has worked well. It has given the desired results. However, there are still some black sheep against whom the Government is acting by collecting evidence through the Intelligence agencies,” sources said.

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