Govt constitutes STF for identifying, scrutinizing Govt employees for anti-national activities

Srinagar, Apr 21: Government has constituted Special Task Force (STF) for identifying and scrutinizing the government employees who are involved in any cases related to posing threat to the country’s security or anti-national activities.

According to the order issued by GAD reads that sanction is hereby accorded to the constitution of a Special Task Force, comprising the following, for identifying and scrutinizing cases of government employees, to initiate the process under Government Order No. 738-JK(GAD) of 2020 dated 30.07.2020, for action in terms of provisions of Article 311(2)(c) of the Constitution of India:

Additional Director General of Police(CID) has been nominated as Chairman of the committee and Inspector General of Police, Jammu/Kashmir, Representative of Home Department not Member below the rank of Additional Secretary, Representative of Department of Law, Justice Member & Parliamentary Affairs not below the rank of Additional Secretary and  Representative of the Concerned Department, as necessary, not below the rank of Additional Secretary shall be the members.

“The terms of reference of the Special Task Force shall be to scrutinize cases of employees suspected of activities requiring action under Article 311(2)(c) of the Constitution of India.

To compile record of such employees, wherever necessary and to refer it to the Committee constituted vide Government Order No. 738-JK(GAD) of 2020 dated 30.07.2020. To engage with other members of the Terror Monitoring Group (TMG) for identifying such other employees, as necessary. To take the assistance of other Agencies and Department(s) in this regard, as necessary.”

The Special Task Force shall speedily scrutinize such cases in a
time-bound manner and shall be serviced by the Criminal Investigation Department, GAD order reads.

It is worthwhile to mention that the PDP-led regime terminated 12 employees for indulging in anti-national activities in 2016

In a first move of its kind by a civilian Government in J&K, the regime dismissed the employees on charges of  leading protests in their respective areas during the  2016 unrest.

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