J&K Govt amends verification of Character and Antecedents Rule; detail of family, in-laws incorporated; CID to complete process

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JAMMU: The Government of Jammu and Kashmir ordered amendment in the Jammu and Kashmir Civil Services (Verification of Character and Antecedents) Instructions, 1997 by incorporating details about family and in-laws. It also directed CID to complete the process of verification within a month.
As per Reference Letter No.CID/NG0/2021/447-50 dated 15.02.2021 from the ADGP, CID, J&K, the Government of Jammu and Kashmir vide Order No.528-3K(GAD) of 2021 Dated: 21.06.2021 made amendments in the Jammu and Kashmir Civil Services (Verification of Character and Antecedents) Instructions, 1997.
It has been directed that the Instruction of the Jammu and Kashmir Civil Services (Verification of Character and Antecedents) Instructions, 1997, notified vide Government Order No.1918-GAD of 1997 dated 09.12.1997, read with Government Order No.597-GAD of 1999 dated 26.05.1999, Government Order No.681-GAD of 2000 dated 14.06.2000 and Government Order No.1328-GAD of 2016 dated 07.12.2016, shall be substituted as:
“The appointing authorities, on the receipt of attestation forms from the candidates, shall forward these forms with a covering letter (sealed and marked secret) in the form prescribed to this Government Order directly to the CID Headquarter for conducting the verification of the Character and Antecedents of the selectees”, reads the order, adding that the CID shall conduct the verification of the Character and Antecedents of the selectees and forward the same to the requisitioning authority within one month from the date of receipt of the list of selectees, mentioned in the order.
It further reads that in case the verification process in respect of some candidates requires more time, the CID may seek another one month in respect of such candidates only while forwarding the completed cases. However, the entire time period in the verification process should not be more than two months under any circumstances.
“The appointing authority, on the receipt of the satisfactory verification report, issue the appointment order and the candidates in whose case the report is received at a later stage (alter the part selection list is operated upon) shall on the receipt of a satisfactory verification report be appointed notionally from the date the earlier appointments are made, maintained in the order,” the order stated.
In case of receipt of an adverse report and on confirmation thereof by the State/Divisional/District Level Screening Committee, as the case may be, the appointment shall automatically stand cancelled without any notice.
The furnishing of false information or suppression of any factual information in the Attestation Form would entail disqualification, and is likely to render the candidate unfit for employment under the government. If suppression of any factual information comes to notice at any time during the service of a person, his services would be liable to be terminated without any further notice.
If detained, arrested, prosecuted, bound down, fined, convicted, debarred, acquitted etc. subsequent to the completion and submission of this form, the details should be communicated immediately to the authorities to whom the Attestation Form has been sent early, failing which it will be deemed to be a suppression of factual information.
The amended order further incorporated details about mobile numbers used during the last 5 years, Email and social media/web based portal accounts and Registration number of vehicles owned/used.
“Particulars of In-Laws including Father-in-law, Mother-in-law, Brother-in-law (s) and Sister-in-law (s), particulars of places (with period of stay) where you have resided for more than one year at a time during the preceding 5 years,” reads the order, adding that in case of stay abroad (including Pakistan/PoK), particulars of all places where you have resided for more than one year after attaining age of 18 years.
It also requires details of foreign visits for the last five years including Country visited, purpose of visit, details of host with whom he/she stayed. Details of personal contact with Government officials of foreign countries including Name, Designation & Country of official meeting circumstances.
Details of the foreign visits of the spouse of the employee for the last five years: including Country visited, purpose of visit, details of host with whom he/she stayed.
The amended orders also require details of license and Arms in possession, details of outstanding loans, borrowings and financial liabilities of self and spouse.
“Details of membership of cultural or social organizations associated with or assisted by a foreign mission or organization. Details of membership of family members and close relatives of cultural/social organization which is associated with foreign mission or organization,” reads the order, adding that the details of membership of or association with prescribed/prohibited/banned organization. (Sanchita Raina)