Database on transfers, postings now a must
Srinagar, Aug 8: Aimed at decentralizing powers, the recently approved transfer policy has made it mandatory on all the government departments to maintain a complete database on transfers and postings for its effective implementation. While it has authorized Chief Minister to order the transfers at different levels the policy delegates powers to Ministers, divisional and district level heads of the departments to order transfers and postings thereby lessening the burden on the cabinet.
The policy which was approved by the state cabinet on July 27 and implemented forthwith makes it clear that the minimum tenure of a government employee on a post should be two years and a maximum of three years.
Besides it categorically mentions that the reversal of transfer orders must be a very rare event except in exceptional cases, the policy mentions.
The cabinet would only issue transfers and postings of Secretaries and above, Divisional Commissioners, Inspector Generals of Police, DIGs, Head of Departments and Managing Directors of the Public Sector Undertakings.
The policy authorizes the Chief Minister to transfer and post the Deputy Commissioners, SSPs, Special Secretaries, Additional District Development Commissioners, ADCs and Additional Secretaries. However, the chief minister can order the transfers and postings of DCs and SSPs as and when emergency arises pending confirmation by the cabinet.
The transfer policy authorizes minister in-charge to make transfer and posting of gazetted officers above up to the level of Joint Directors/ Deputy Directors. State level head of the Department would now make the Inter-Divisional transfers of first gazetted level officers and in case there is no concerned official the transfers would be issued by the administrative secretary concerned.
Besides, the transfers and postings of first gazetted level officers in all the departments would be issued by HODs within the division.
State level Head of the Department have now the powers to transfer and post the state cadre non-gazetted employees and in case there is no State level HoD, the powers would be exercised by the concerned Administrative Secretary.
Regarding the tenure the policy mentions that it can be extended to up to five years if continuation of any officer is considered necessary for completion of any project in time bound manner for which separate orders for retention of the officer would be issued with the approval of the Minister In charge specifying the reasons thereof.
However the policy mentions that any employee holding any post may be transferred even before the completion of minimum tenure if his/her performance is found below job requirement.
For smooth functioning of the educational institutions, the transfer of teaching staff shall be considered at the close of the academic session. Besides the transfers for Ladakh region will be made as per the policy laid down.
The tenure for teachers and other teaching staff of educational institutions of School Education Department has been fixed at maximum of five years at one place.
Lastupdate on : Sat, 7 Aug 2010 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sat, 7 Aug 2010 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Sun, 8 Aug 2010 00:00:00 IST
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