Himachal gave extension in service to 15 officials: CM

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Shimla: The Himachal Pradesh government has given extension in service to 15 officials in various departments in 19 months, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur informed the Assembly on Thursday.

He said that given extension in service between January 1, 2018, and July 31, 2019, included two national awardee teachers.

During the Question Hour, the Chief Minister said that the Fundamental Rule 56 (D) provides for extension in government service in very rare and exceptional circumstances.

He said that in the light of the Himachal High Court judgment on December 19, 2017, extension and re-employment beyond the age of retirement has to be allowed rarely.

The Chief Minister was replying to a question by Congress member Jagat Singh Negi.

March 5 (IANS)

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