Chandigarh: The Haryana government has empowered District Education Officers to extend the tenure of 55-year-old employees of school education department. This will help employees solve their problems at district level itself.

School Education Director Vijayendra Kumar said, “Superintendent, deputy superintendents, junior laboratory assistant, clerk, senior shorthand typist, junior shorthand typist and employees under Grade four could get the benefit of extending their service length even after the reaching the age group of 55.”

He said that while increasing the tenure of the employees, the District Education Officers would have to assess their records of the past ten years and ensure that their service record should be overall unblemished. Their integrity and probity should be unquestionable and they should not be subjected to investigation against any complaints, he added.

According to Vijayendra, if a chargesheet has been filed against the employee and if there is any pending case against him in the court along with negative comments in his annual confidential report, then the matter would be sent to the headquarters.

In this regard, the periodical guidelines given by the government would be followed. He said that an employee should submit an application for extension of the service length before six months of completing his 55 years and the decision in this regard would be taken before one month of completing his tenure.

(JPN/ Bureau)