Perks A Suspended SDM Enjoys While The Enquiry Is Underway
SDM Jyoti Maurya has been in the spotlight lately due to allegations made by her husband, Alok Maurya. He claims that he supported her financially during her studies, which eventually led to her securing a government job as SDM. However, he alleges that her behavior towards him changed after she assumed the SDM position. This ongoing case has piqued public interest in the role of an SDM, and many individuals are searching for information on the perks associated with this position.
Today, we will shed light on the benefits an SDM receives even if they are suspended due to any irregularity, misuse of their position, or violation of service rules. When an employee is suspended, it is to ensure that they do not interfere with the investigation while still holding the office. However, most of the perks and benefits are retained until and unless the investigation proves them guilty.
During the initial three months or 90 days of suspension, the government employee receives half of their regular pay. If the investigation takes longer than expected and extends beyond three months, the employee will then receive 75% of their salary for the next six months. Even if the investigation continues beyond six months, the employee will receive their full income.
Once the investigation concludes and if the employee is found to be innocent, they will be paid in full. The same regulations apply to the post of SDM.
While under suspension, the facilities provided to an SDM, such as the government residence and vehicles, are not taken away. The SDM is still allowed to use a government vehicle for official purposes. Furthermore, the staff members and security guards employed at the residential complex continue to provide their services.
Travel expenses incurred while attending court proceedings to deliver a witness statement or participating in a departmental investigation are reimbursed.
Additionally, the medical facility provided to the SDM and their family remains accessible even during the suspension period.