The Department of Personnel and Training (DOPT) has referred to the Rule 16(3) of the All India Services (Death-cum-Retirement Benefits) Rules, 1958 which has been amended on 31.01.2012 which provides for premature retirement of Officers in public interest on certain grounds. The DOPT has reviewed the provisions in the light of the Supreme Court’s Guidelines in Union of India Vs. M.E. Reddy and another (AIR 1980 SCC : 563)and in State of Gujarat Vs. Umedbhai M. Patel (Civil Appeal No.1561 of 2001, 3 SCC:320, and detailed guidelines for compulsory/ premature retirement in public interest has been issued.
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