Central Gov’t Employee Service Records Examined Annually
Every year, the service records of central government employees are meticulously examined by the respective departments to ensure that they have met all the requirements and have performed their duties efficiently. This annual examination is a crucial step in ensuring the highest levels of accountability and professionalism among the government workforce, and it also plays a vital role in identifying areas for improvement and providing opportunities for career development for deserving employees.
“Service Book is a record of every event occurring in the official life of a government servant. It has to be maintained for every government servant holding a permanent or a temporary post except for those who are not likely to be in service for more than one year or those holding non pensionable service.”
The nodal department of Central Government, Dopt has issued orders to all the departments to examine the employee’s service records each year in order to avoid delays in sanctioning the pensions on 30th September 2015.
More than 50 lakhs employees work in various departments of the Central Government. Pensions are delayed at the time of their retirement, due to administrative blunders and mix-ups. In order to avoid this, Service Book will be updated each year.
The main intention of the order is eliminating delays in processing of cases of retiring Government Servants. Rules and instructions of this department are reiterated time to time. The department of pensions and pensioners welfare have also suggested that the administrative authorities, to preclude and to cut down on delays in payment of retrial benefits to Government servants retiring of superannuation.
Errors in the record, if any, shall be immediately informed to the concerned employee and the department, and solved. This has to be completed within a given time frame. At the time of retirement, the employee will not face any delay in getting the retirement
Annual inspection of Service Book is very essential in this stage. Every Head of Office has to initiate action to show the service book to the government servant concerned every year and to obtain his signature there in token of their having inspected/seen the Service Book. The exercise of Annual verification be monitored by every Ministry/Department/Cadre Controlling Authority on a quarterly basis.
The order also insists to all Ministries/Departments to avoid preclude any delays in disbursement of retrial benefits of Government servants.
Why are service records of central government employees being examined annually?
The service records of central government employees are being examined annually to ensure their professional conduct and performance meet the expected standards.
Is the scrutiny of annual service records a new initiative?
No, the scrutiny of annual service records is not a new initiative and has been a regular process of the central government for many years.
How can central government employees ensure meeting the expected standards of performance and conduct?
Central government employees can ensure meeting the expected standards of performance and conduct by performing their duties diligently and complying with the rules and regulations of the central government.
What are the consequences of poor performance found in service records during scrutiny?
Poor performance found in service records during scrutiny may lead to disciplinary action, including withholding promotions, increments, and even termination of employment.
Who is responsible for conducting the scrutiny of annual service records?
The respective departments and ministries of the central government are responsible for conducting the scrutiny of annual service records of their employees.