The Punjab government amended instructions for giving extension to its employees up to the age of 60 and put a rider that any employee facing departmental inquiry, criminal or a vigilance case would not be eligible for the extension.
Disclosing this here today, a spokesperson of the finance department said that directions had been issued to the administrative secretaries of all the departments to prepare a list of all employees facing departmental inquiry, criminal or vigilance case. A committee under the administrative secretary with director or head of department as a member would take the decision on the employee facing such charges, before his retirement for granting extension.
He said the state government launched the scheme to give extension for one or two years after turning 58 - the age of superannuation of service.
He said that the government had also decided to amend the notification issued on October 8, 2012, and instructions issued on January 22, 2013, to ensure that tainted employees were not given extension.