No new rules notified in J&K to dismiss employee found sympathetic to UAPA accused: MHA

No new rules notified in J&K to dismiss employee found sympathetic to UAPA accused: MHA

Jahangeer Ganaie

Srinagar, Mar 30 (KNO): The Government of India on Wednesday said that no new rules have been notified by the J&K government under which employees can be dismissed from service if they or their family members are found to be sympathetic to people accused under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) and Public Safety Act (PSA).

As per news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), replying to a query, MoS Home affairs, Nityanand Rai, said that the J & K government has issued instructions regarding mandatory vigilance clearance for government employees for obtaining a passport in accordance with the instructions of the Department of Personnel & Training (DoP&T), Government of India.

To another question whether any new rules have been notified under which employees can be dismissed from service if found sympathetic to people accused under UAPA and PSA, the minister said that no new rules have been notified in this regard by the J&K government.

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In January, J&K government asked passport authorities as well as verifying agencies not to insist on the latest vigilance clearance from its employees, underlining that it causes unnecessary delay and unwarranted inconvenience in the issuance of the passport—(KNO)

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