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Football Star Vineeth Gets The Boot from AG’s Office

Kochi: International football player C.K. Vineeth has been sacked from his job in the Accountant General (AG) office citing lack of attendance. Vineeth was appointed in the AG’s office as an auditor in sports quota in 2012.

The Deputy Accountant General issued an order on Wednesday informing that he has been dismissed from his post without making his job permanent. He joined the service on May 6 2012, and his probation period was extended to two years (originally it was to end in May 2014) due to attendance shortage. This period ended in May 2016.

Now, the dismissal order of May 7, citing the service rule, says that the probation could not be extended to more than the double period of the stipulated probation period.

In 2015, Vineeth passed the department probation test. As the extended probation period ended, he was given a notice instructing to be present in the office before May 5, 2016. But Vineeth was busy with AFC Cup tournament and later he had a surgery in the hand. So he couln’t show up within this time frame.

He turned up for duty on May 29, 2016, but he was sent back by officials, saying that he will be contacted after getting a reply from the Central office in New Delhi.

According to Vineeth, after that, now he gets the dismissal notice. He had sent an e-mail to the Principal Accountant Generals in Thiruvananthapuram explaining the reasons for his absence. But he’s yet to get a reply.