|Early Times Report
Jammu, Feb 12: While 154 government employees have been removed from service so far after they were found involved in terror activities, more terror friendly are likely to face music in the coming days.
While speaking at the function two days ago Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha has asserted that those involved in anti-nation will face the music.
Although the Jammu and Kashmir government has so far terminated 154, over 100 government employees are under the scanner for links with anti-national elements.
Highly placed sources said that after the formation of a Special Task Force (STF) to identify and scrutinize its own “terror friendly” employees, the Jammu and Kashmir Government has so far identified over 100 “black-sheep” in the administration.
“Action against such employees will be initiated in a phased manne”, a source said.
After getting inputs about the intrusion of sympathizers of terrorists in the administration, the Jammu and Kashmir government had announced the formation of a Spe
ial Task Force (STF) on April 21, 2021, to identify and scrutinize government employees with links to activities that pose a threat to national security.
The J&K Govt so far terminated 154 employees for their links with anti-national elements.
The Special Task Force has identified over 100 “black-sheep” in the administration.
Action against the identified employees will be initiated in a phased manner.
The panel has been assigned the job to compile records of such employees and refer the same to the committee, which was constituted in the month of July 2020. The panel will also engage with other members of the Terror Monitoring Group (TMG) to identify such employees.
Terror-friendly employees were terminated under Article 311 of the Indian Constitution. Article 311 of the Constitution of India empowers the government to dismiss an employee on the basis of an inquiry report. Since April this year, the J&K government has dismissed 15 employees under this Act. Some employees have challenged this termination in the courts.
Invoking this Article, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha had earlier dismissed Deputy Superintendent of Police Davinder Singh and two sons of Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salluhudin from services “in the ‘interest of the security of the state”.