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Retirement Act comes into force
Published on 1 Nov. 2009 12:30 AM IST
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Following the Nagaland Retirement from Public Employment (Second Amendment) Act, 2209 coming into effect from October 31 which happened to be a holiday for Nagaland government, the state chief secretary, Lalthara has issued certain clarifications and instructions so as to ensure smooth transactions of government business from November 3, the first working day after the Act came into effect. Lalthara in a statement said all state government employees who have completed 35 years of service under the government as on October 31, 2009 would stand released from government service with effect from the afternoon of the same day. He said this would be effective irrespective of whether a formal retirement order from the appointing authority has been received by the employees or not. It was informed that in those cases where the head of department at the secretariat/directorate or the heads of the office at the divisional, district or sub-divisional level or the head of institution are affected by the retirement act, then the next senior most officer in the concerned office/institution would automatically take over and perform the duties of the HoD/office with effect from November 3 till further orders. There would be no need to have formal handing over of charge report from the affected employees who had already ceased to be government employees with effect from October 31. The instructions further read that in those cases, when the DDO/Cashier is affected by the Act, the HoD/officiating HoD should designate a new DDO/Cashier on November 3 itself without fail and the retired DDO/Cashier should not be allowed to exercise the DDO/Cashier function after October 31 (AN). However, all the retired HoD/DDO/Cashier should report to their respective offices on November 3 and hand over the keys, cash official documents and properties etc under their custody to the new incumbents and also render all necessary assistance to the new HoD/DDO/Cashier for the smooth discharge of their duties. In case of any non-cooperation or foul play on the part of any retired employee, the matter should be reported immediately to the HoD/DO/Cashier for necessary action, which might include withholding of payment of pension and any other retirement benefits. The chief secretary also informed that as a measure of abundant precaution, all treasuries and banks in Nagaland should not make payment of any government bill/cheque and other bank instruments, excepting normal salary payment from November 3 to 13 without first getting a fresh certificate from the HoD/DDO/Cashier concerned about the genuinness of the bill/cheque etc. If there are any Hod/AHoD who had not issued formal retirement order in the prescribed format in respect of affected employees serving under them, it should be issued without fail in the forenoon of November 3. However, this would not affect the date of retirement of the affected employees which would stand at October 31 (AN). All promotions and fresh appointments consequent upon the retirement of government employees should be done by following the prescribed procedures only, the instructions furnished by the chief secretary added. SC to hear SLP The Supreme Court will hear on November 3 a Special Leave Petition (SLP) filed by Nagaland Senior Government Employees Welfare Association (NSGEWA) challenging a Gauhati High Court judgment upholding Nagaland Retirement from Public Employment (2nd Amendment) Act 2009. A faxed press statement issued by NSGEWA chairman Roko Pier and general secretary Thunglamo Ovung stated that following SC’s response to hear the SLP, the association has submitted application to Nagaland government requesting to defer implementation of the release orders served to the affected government employees till the judgment of the Supreme Court. Immediately after the Gauhati High Court judgment October 30, 2 p.m., the SLP was filed at around 2:45 p.m., impugning the judgment, and the matter was mentioned before the Supreme Court at around 3:15 p.m.

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