Raipur: Giving an indication towards the continuation of the ongoing stay on general transfer, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Wednesday said that the mass transfer of employees in the Corona period is not possible. He ruled out the possibility of a transfer policy in the state in the near future.
Talking to media persons on Wednesday, the Chief Minister said that the transfer of employees is being done through coordination, but the comprehensive transfer will be not correct in such a crisis situation. Usually, the transfer rule of state is released in the month of June-July and a major reshuffle takes place in the departments within one and a half months. This reshuffle also includes inter-district transfer, on own expenses, and transfer through coordination.
Employees organization demands transfer policy
The Finance Department of State Government has banned Comprehensive transfer last year because of the Covid pandemic which was accepted by the government. The employee organization this year demanded the transfer policy. It was said that transfer can be done on own expense. The employees learned to have agreed with this proposal discussed on the administration level, but the Chief Minister on Wednesday made it clear that stay on the comprehensive transfer will continue.
Transfer begins in Madhya Pradesh
It is said that Madhya Pradesh Government has released its transfer policy last month and the process of transfer has been initiated from July first in the state. It is to be mentioned, Chhattisgarh Government has been replicating the policies of Madhya Pradesh in many administrative decisions. Therefore, employee organizations hope for a transfer policy in Chhattisgarh soon.
Transfer police had last come in 2019
The transfer policy of Chhattisgarh has last come in 2019. Collectors used to make the transfer of Class 3 and 4 employees of the district on the recommendation of the district in-charge minister. An application seeking transfer was to submit to the department concerned between June 15 and July 2. It was decided that a maximum of up to 10 percent of employees in the Class III category and 5 percent in the Class IV category can be transferred. No limit was fixed in the transfer with mutual understanding and on own expenses.