Existing employees requiring re-verification to furnish among other things, details of political and foregin links of their family members and in-laws as well.
By Bunty Mahajan
Jammu: From now onward, the Jammu and Kashmir government will be issuing appointment letter to a candidate selected for a government job only after getting a satisfactory CID verification report into his/her antecedents as the UT government has amended the Jammu and Kashmir Civil Services (Verification of Character and Antecedents) Instructions, 1997.
In case of in-service employees requiring re-verification, one will have to furnish details of one’s own posting and promotions earned from the date of appointment, besides their parents, spouse, children and even step children, parents-in-law, brother-in-law and sister-in-law. One will also be required to disclose whether any of the family member or close relative has been associated with a foreign mission or organization, prescribed/prohibited/banned organization viz Jamat-e-Islami; political party/organization, or participation in any political activity.
This has come nearly a month after UT administration dismissed three government officials including an assistant professor from service over alleged anti-state activities in Jammu and Kashmir last month. This was the first such action after the administration formed a committee last month that is empowered to look into allegations of involvement in anti-state activities against government employees and recommend dismissal.
The new rules enjoin upon the appointing authorities to forward the attestation forms received from candidates with a covering letter in a sealed cover marked secret directly to the CID Headquarters for conducting the verification of character and antecedents of the selectees.“The CID shall conduct the verification of the character and antecedents of the selectees and forward the same to the requisitioning authority within one month from the date of receipt of the list of selectees,’’ read a government order issued by General Administration Department.
“In case the verification process in respect of some candidates requires more time, the CID ma seek another month in respect of such candidates only while forwarding the completed cases, it said, adding that “however, the entire time period in the verification process should not be more than two months under any circumstances’’.
Pointing out that appointing authority shall issue appointment order on the receipt of the satisfactory verification report and the candidates in whose case the report is received at a later stage (after the part selection list is operated upon) shall on the receipt of a satisfactory verification report be appointed notionally from the date earlier appointments are made.
However, in the case of receipt of an adverse report and on confirmation thereof by the state/divisional/district level screening committee, as the case may be, the appointment shall automatically stand cancelled without any notice, it added.
In the attestation form, the candidate is required to give details of own particular including even his name at the time of birth, surname and other names used at any time, apart from educational qualification giving particulars educational institutions he/she studied since the age of 15, present and permanent address, besides the original native place if family has migrated after January 1, 1990.
Apart from this, one is also required to furnish mobile numbers used by one during the past five years, accounts of email and social media/web based portal, registration number of vehicles owned/used, account numbers of bank/post office, PAN number, Aadhar and Passport number.
The existing employees requiring re-verification, apart from furnishing details of their posting and promotions earned from the date of appointment, are also required to furnish in the attestation form particulars including details of job of their parents, spouse, children and even step children, apart from their parents-in-law, brother-in-law and sister-in-law. Apart from their own, they are also required to furnish details whether any of the family member or close relative has been associated with a foreign mission or organization, prescribed/prohibited/banned organization viz Jamat-e-Islami; political party/organization, or participation in any political activity.
It also seeks details of legal proceedings against/prosecution of any family member or close relative, and whether any of them had been a prisoner of war or held in an enemy country for any duration. It also seeks details of their membership with cultural or social organizations associated or assisted by foreign mission or organization.
It further seeks details of the places (with period of stay) where the employee have resided for more than one year at a time during the preceding 5 years and in case of stay
abroad (including Pakistan/PoK), particulars of all places where he/she have
resided for more than one year after attaining age of 18 years.
Apart from one’s own and spouse’s foreign visits during the past five years, it seeks the details of personal contact of the employee with officials of foreign countries, details of children studying, living or working abroad, details of family members working in foreign missions or in foreign organizations including foreign concerns in India and abroad.