Nagaland | State to penalise govt officials who made unauthorised appointments
KOHIMA, July 20, 2018: The Nagaland government, in a notification issued on Thursday, iterated its warning stating that the officials who had made unauthorised appointments would be strictly penalised and FIRs will be lodged against them with the Vigilance Commission.
A public interest litigation (PIL) was filed by Against Corruption and Unabated Taxation (ACUT) in the Kohima bench of Gauhati High Court against the Nagaland government regarding irregular and illegal appointments in various departments in early 2016.
The department of personnel and administrative reforms (P&AR) also said their pension benefits should be withheld till the criminal cases against them are disposed of.
The department of personnel and administrative reforms said the Nagaland government had issued instructions that appointments at all levels would be made only against existing vacant posts that had been created in accordance with the existing rules and no appointment would be made in the absence of a vacant post (vide an office memorandum dated February 26, 2001).
On July 4, the state cabinet directed the chief secretary to restate the earlier order banning unauthorised appointments.
"Action should be taken against the erring officers and they should be penalised as per rules," the notification said.
The notification iterated that the appointment of grade-IV posts in the districts would be filled by the indigenous inhabitants of the districts only.
All other departments were directed to submit a consolidated report on all the appointments for grade-IV posts in the districts with effect from October 26, 2017, till date to it latest by August 14.
TNT News with The Telegraph inputs