Govt makes CID verification mandatory for new appointees

Srinagar, June 21:The government on Monday amended Jammu and Kashmir Civil Services (Verification of Character and Antecedents) Instructions,1997 under which Criminal Investigation Department (CID) clearance has been made mandatory for new entrants into the service.According to an order issued by an additional secretary to the government Dr Shabir Hussain Keen, the government has put 40 questions that needs to be filled for the verification purposes that includes details of membership of or association with prescribed, prohibited, banned organization viz JeI (Jamat-e-Islami), personal contact with Government officials of foreign countries, details of the foreign visits of your spouse for the last five years, details of membership of family members, close relatives any political party, organisation and participation in any political activity among other queries. “The appointing authorities, on the receipt of attestation forms from the candidate, shall forward these forms with a covering letter (sealed and marked secret) in the form prescribed to this Government Order directly to the CID headquarters for conducting the verification of the Character and Antecedents of the selectees,” the order reads.The  order reads that 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.”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,” it said.The order said, “in case of receipt of an adverse report and on confirmation thereof by the state, divisional, district-level screening the committee, as the case may be, the appointment shall automatically stand cancelled without any notice. ”

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