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Govt sets timeframe: Employees can apply for redressal of grievances within six months
JammuExpress. Dated: 10/6/2021 4:53:19 PM



JAMMU, OCTOBER 6:

In a significant order, the government has directed that government employees who seek redressal of grievances should be addressed to the competent authority concerned within a stipulated period of six months.

Further all the administrative departments have been directed not to entertain any such case which are time barred and close old cases which cannot be resolved on account of inordinate delay.

A circular issued by the General Administration Department (GAD) reads, “It has been observed that in service matters, application claims are being presented by a government servant to competent authorities for consideration after a delay of a considerable period of time. Such claims are not legally tenable, as such are not required to be entertained by the concerned department”.

“From the date of alleged grievance has arisen or any other period specifically provided in any rule, regulation or law whichever is later, after which the same shall be treated a time as time barred”, order reads.

Government has cited that the law has been laid down by the Supreme Court of India in different judgments.

“It is therefore clarified that whenever in any matter connected with his service rights or conditions, a government servant wishes to press a claim or to seek redressal of an alleged grievance, the same should be addressed to the competent authority concerned within a stipulated period of six months from the date of alleged grievance has arisen or any other period specifically provided in any rule, regulation or law whichever is later, after which the same shall be treated a time as time barred”.

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