The Government today affirmed that no proposal to change the retirement age of Central Government employees is being studied.

Responding to a written question in the Lok Sabha, Union State Minister (independently) for Science and Technology; MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Complaints, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh informed that 122 officers have been dismissed under Rule 56(j) in the past three years (2020-2023), including the current year.

Dr. Jitendra Singh provided details based on updated information/data available on Probity Portal (as of 30.06.2023) provided by different Ministries/Departments/Cadress Supervisory Authorities (CCA), Core Rules Provisions (FR)-56(j )/similar measures have been invoked against the officers.

The minister said that the goal of the review process under FR 56(j)/similar provisions is to bring efficiency and strengthen the administrative machinery. The government has also been steadily striving to place more emphasis on digitalisation, increased use of e-office, simplification of rules, periodic cadre restructuring and abolition of redundant laws to strengthen administration and improve efficiency overall work in governance.



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