Perform or Perish: Following this mantra 900 govt employees were sacked in 2015!

Modi Sarkar is all about performance and corruption free execution and the govt officials responsible for execution are learning it the “hard way”.

As per the latest GoI reports, around 900 government and public-sector firm employees were sacked and 19,000 handed out other punishments in 2015 for corruption and misconduct.

Pay-cuts to dismissal to simple warning are the penalties awarded to government officials depending upon the level of corruption and other charges.  

The  list of 900 officials who were sacked includes an Indian Police Service officer.

The Central Vigilance Commission”™s annual report tabled in Parliament recently said that an income tax commissioner was ordered to take a temporary pay-cut while a former chief town planner of the municipal corporation of Delhi saw his pension being reduced.

It was not the usual suspects “” police or income tax officers “” who often ended up on the vigilance commission”™s wrong side. The dubious distinction goes to bank and railway officials.

Banking sector saw maximum dismissals of its officials with nearly 560 shown exit door, accounting for 60% of the 928 officials sacked last year. The railways came next, which removed 88 officials from service.

Railways though topped the list of government organisations with over 5500 officials being penalised by the vigilance establishment

The rise in number of penalties clearly shows that the anti-corruption watchdog”™s efforts to conclude cases within a time-frame is yielding results.

Some major facts:

*20,000 cases include 3,500 senior officers penalised for lack of integrity.

* The number of senior officers penalised in 2015 was the highest in a decade.

*Over 17,000 employees were acted against on being found guilty including managers of state-run firms and public sector banks, scientists and at least one Kendriya Vidyalaya school principal.

Garima Tiwari