ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has approved the Discipline Rules 2020 to improve the performance of civil servants. In order to expedite the process of departmental accountability, the status of competent officer has been abolished.
According to the details, the new Discipline Rules 2020 are aimed at improving the performance of civil servants and making departmental accountability transparent. To expedite the process of departmental accountability, the status of a competent officer has been abolished. Under the Civil Servants Rules, only the Authority or Inquiry Officer will now be on the committee.
This process will solve the problem of giving minor punishments by the competent officer at the lower level.
Under the new rules, timelines were set for each phase. By law, allegations must be answered within 10 to 15 days. The inquiry committee or officer has time limit of 60 days to complete the proceedings under the new rules.
Under the Civil Servants Rules 2020, the authority must decide the case within 30 days. The authority will provide justice and a personal hearing on the allegations.
The plebiscite and voluntary returns are also included in the category of corruption. The new rules include delays in the provision of records and delays by departmental representatives. There are also laws on suspension, deputation, leave and scholarships for officers.
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