Over 2 dozen employees may soon face termination

Deep Sharma. Updated: 11/30/2021 10:33:38 AM Front Page

Jammu: Almost two months after disengaging six of its employees from the services, Jammu and Kashmir government may soon terminate over two dozen employees’, who are already under scanner for allegedly having terror links.
Sources in the administration said that more than two dozen government employees have been identified on the basis of the inputs of the intelligence agencies and they may soon face termination.
“The identified emploees’ are reportedly found to be connected to terrorism, facilitating terror (directly or indirectly) and have a doubtful record,” sources said.
In the month of September, the Jammu and Kashmir government has terminated the services of six of its employees for terror links, taking the total number of government servants sacked under Article 311(2) (c) of the Constitution of India in the Union Territory to 24.
Article 311 was extended to J&K after abrogation of its special status under Article 370 in August 2019.
“Mostly, the identified employees are from the Kashmir region barring few, who belong to the Jammu region,” sources said adding that the intelligence agencies have almost procured their record and submitted to the right quarters for suitable action expected to be taken soon.
Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin’s two sons and former Hurriyat chairman late Syed Ali Shah Geelani’s grandson were among those terminated a couple of months ago.
“To break the backbone of the terrorism supporters and its facilitators, action against such employees is must and the government has already cleared its intentions of rooting out terrorism very soon from Jammu and Kashmir and restore peace and tranquility,” said an official.
Notably, Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor had also recently said that terrorism will be wiped out from Jammu and Kashmir in next two years.
The previous step taken has sent a loud and clear message to the officials and there are reports that the employees, who were earlier linked to terror, have dissociated themselves from the anti-national activities, he said.
“It is also suspected that many of the terminated employees and those who are under scanner are either the backdoor appointments or have been accommodated into the government departments to act as ‘informer’ and ‘spy’ for some of the terror outfits,” sources revealed.
After the split of the erstwhile state into two union territories (UTs) in August 2019, the total number of J&K UT employees is around five lakhs.

Updated On 11/30/2021 10:47:05 AM

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