“As per an order, the Lieutenant Governor observed that the activities of Idrees Jan are such as to warrant his dismissal from service”
Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government dismissed a teacher of north Kashmir’s Kupwara in the ‘interest of the security of the state’ in a first of its kind move, officials said.
The general administration department issued an order on Friday stating that Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha, after considering the facts and circumstances of the case, observed that the activities of Idrees Jan, a teacher of Government Middle School, Kupwara, are such as to warrant his dismissal from service.
“The Lieutenant Governor is satisfied under Article 311 (2)(c) of the Constitution of India that in the interest of the security of the State, it is not expedient to hold an inquiry in the case of Mr. Idrees Jan, Teacher, Government Middle School, Kralpora, Kupwara,” the order read.
“Accordingly, the L-G hereby dismisses Idrees Jan from service with immediate effect,” it said.
The dismissal comes after the government on April 21 set up a Special Task Force to identify and scrutinize the cases of employees involved in any case related to posing a threat to the country’s security or anti-national activities.