Govt For ‘Proper Custody’ Of Employees Service Books

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SRINAGAR —The state government has directed all administrative secretaries to ensure proper custody of service-books of the employees working under their administrative control.

The service-book of a Government servant is an important document to record all the events in his/her entire service career from the date of his appointment till his retirement.

As per Article 266 of J&K Civil Service Regulations, 1956, the service-book of a Government employee is required to be kept in the custody of the concerned Drawing and Disbursing Officer.

 “It has been observed in some cases that original service books are not being kept in the custody of the Drawing and Disbursing Officers but are being retained by the officers/officials in their personal custody which is contrary to the rules/procedure,” the government said, adding, “It is, therefore, impressed upon all the Administrative Secretaries/Heads of the Departments to ensure proper custody of service-books of the Government employees working under their administrative control as per the procedure laid down in J&K Civil Service Regulations,” the government said, adding that any deviation from the extant rules shall be viewed seriously.

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