ISLAMABAD: The federal government has launched a major action against useless, incompetent and corrupt officials.

High-level sources said that investigations are underway in the federal government against several senior bureaucrats for performance and misconduct. In this regard, the first action was taken against bureaucrats in the current government in which Muhammad Ahmad Khan, a senior grade 19 officer of the Secretariat Group And disqualified under the Civil Servants Act 1973.

Sources said that a departmental inquiry had been going on against him for over a year. Government officials said that Muhammad Ahmed Khan would have the right to appeal to the Appellate Authority within 30 days under the Civil Servants Rules 1977.

According to officials, the biggest punishment for disqualification under the Rules of the Civil Servants Act 1973 is immediate dismissal from government service.

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According to official sources, Abdul Basit, a senior Grade 19 officer of the Federal Bureaucracy Secretariat Group, has been demoted from his current grade for poor performance and misconduct. However, he will also have the right to challenge the sentence in the Appellate Authority within 30 days.

An official order has also been issued regarding departmental actions against the two officers.

According to government officials, in order to improve the performance of the bureaucracy and rid it of corruption, Prime Minister Imran Khan approved the Civil Servants Performance and Discipline Rules 2020 with necessary amendments to the Rules of the Civil Servants Act, 1973, which began to be implemented.

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