Jammu and Kashmir Government Forms Review Committees for Officer Suspension Cases
Government Order No.1390-JK(GAD) of 2023, dated 17.11.2023, establishes Review Committees to periodically assess suspension cases of officers in the Jammu and Kashmir Administrative Service (JKAS) and Jammu and Kashmir Police Service (JKPS). The committees are comprised of key officials, with the Chief Secretary serving as the Chairman for both committees. The orders supersede previous directives and align with Rule 31 of the Jammu and Kashmir Civil Services (Classification, Control and Appeal) Rules, 1956.
It is further ordered that the Review Committee constituted to review suspension cases of JKAS officers shall besides any other matter which the Chief Secretary may like to discuss, review the suspension cases of:-
i. Gazetted officers of different Departments placed under suspension for their alleged involvement in the vigilance cases.
ii. Non-Gazetted officials involved in a vigilance case, if they belong to more than one Department.
iii. Non-Gazetted officials of different Departments placed under suspension after being caught red handed while demanding and accepting illegal gratification (Trap Cases).
iv. Employees both Gazetted and Non-Gazetted who have been placed under suspension for allegedly possessing assets disproportionate to their known sources of income.
Further, all Administrative Secretaries shall furnish brief notes in respect of suspended officer(s)/official(s) of their respective Departments to General Administration Department for placing their cases before the concerned Review Committee.
Besides, the other suspension cases of officers/officials of the Departments shall be reviewed by the concerned Departments at their own level by constituting Review Committees in their respective Departments, keeping the General Administration Department informed about the outcome of such reviews.
Moreover, the Review Committees/Departments shall ensure that periodic reviews of suspension cases are held as per the Rules and Hon’ble Supreme Court/CVC guidelines, as applicable.