Delhi: The Centre has ordered 33 senior officials of the revenue department to take premature retirement, apparently due to non-performance, as per a media report.
As per NDTV, over last two years, 72 officials have also been dismissed following departmental and disciplinary action.
However, as per the report, this is the first time that action has been taken against such a large group.
Further, the website quoted a senior personnel ministry official as saying that action against revenue officials was part of measures to change the perception of officials that poor performance would not impact their job.
PM Narendra Modi had reportedly been receiving complaints from various departments about officials who harassed people or were indifferent.
The PM had asked all departmental secretaries in January to take stern action against non-performing officials.
Later, Centre had shortlisted 122 deputy secretary level officials in various ministries and departments.
Department of Personnel and Training had written to the administrative officials of 34 departments seeking inputs in order to scrutinise their records.