New Delhi: As part of its rotation policy aimed at increasing efficiency in bureaucracy, the government has decided to transfer 22 all-India service officials, working in one ministry for over seven years, by the end of this month.
The Department of Personnel and Training issued its first list yesterday of the officials working at the level of under secretaries and asked departments concerned to ensure their rotation.
"The Rotational Transfer Policy of Central Secretariat Officers prescribes a fixed tenure of posting in a particular ministry/department.”
"One of the objectives of the policy is to ensure gaining of exposure by the officers to different challenging situations on various ministries/departments which will not only help them individually to progress in their career but result in the betterment of the administrative system as a whole," an office memorandum of the DoPT said.
As per the plan, under secretaries who have completed the stipulated term of 5-7 years and office assistants need to be relocated by April, July and October this year, officials said.
The DoPT had written last month to departments with a list of 327 section officers, including 170 working on ad-hoc basis, seeking their rotation.
As per the government`s proposal, section officers, who have completed their tenure (which varies from 7-14 years) service in a ministry/department, have to be transferred by March, June and September this year respectively.
However, the employees have been asked to give their options "which should not in any way be construed as a right for claiming posting of choice". The officers who are due to superannuate within next two years have been exempted from the move.