Nirmala Sitharaman approves sacking of five civilian officers of Defence Ministry over poor performance

New Delhi: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman approved the sacking of five civilian officers of the Defence Ministry over poor performance in the job.

File image of Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. PTI

File image of Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. PTI

The officers belong to the Military Engineering Services which is the construction arm of the armed forces and deals with maintenance and upkeep of the military buildings.

“Five officers have been sent on compulsory retirement due to poor performance after 55 years age or 30 years of service whichever is less by the Defence Ministry a couple of days ago,” Defence Ministry sources told ANI.

The employees are of the rank of Assistant Engineers in the MAs and have been given three months' salary.

Sources said the sacking of the officers has been done based on Department of Personnel and Training guidelines of 11 September, 2015, read along with instructions of 21 March, 2014.

A total of 484 Group B Gazetted officers of MES were considered by the Review Committee set up based on DoPT instructions.

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Updated Date: Jan 24, 2019 16:56:48 IST

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