Srinagar- Jammu and Kashmir government on Friday restricted employees from participating in any kind of demonstrations and strikes in favour of their demands and warned of strict action in case employees are found involved in such demonstrations.
“… It has come to fore that some employees are resorting to demonstrations and strikes in favour of certain demands. In this regard, reference to Rule 20(ii) of the Jammu and Kashmir Government Employees (Conduct) Rules, 1971 is invited for all concerned”, reads an order.
“The said provision is reproduced as under: “Demonstrations and strikes. – No Government employee shall resort to or in any way about any form of strike in connection with any matter pertaining to his service or the service of any other Government employee”, reads the order.
“The aforesaid provision of law is not merely declaratory in nature and shall definitely entail consequences in the event of any such employee found immersive in such acts. Therefore, all Administrative Secretaries are requested to circulate these instructions to employees in their respective Department(s) to desist from all such uncalled for demonstrations and strikes: an act of serious indiscipline and misconduct”, the order reads.
“The Departments are also impressed upon to take strict disciplinary action against any such employee(s) found involved in organizing demonstration(s) and strike(s), in terms of rule mentioned supra”, the order reads further.
Pertinently, this is the second strict directive passed by the Union Territory administration to its employees in the last 10 days.
On October 23, the administration prohibited all officials working on the e-office platform from accessing any sensitive data for which they do not have explicit authorisation from the competent authority.
In a circular issued by the general administration department, Commissioner-Secretary Sanjeev Verma had said unauthorised access to sensitive data is a breach of the extant Information Technology (IT) rules.
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