Govt officers criticize authorities for not following transfer policy

Excelsior Correspondent

KARGIL, July 14: Violating their own set norms the authorities in Civil Secretariat are not following the transfer policy for Ladakh region in letter and spirit.
This was stated by some non-local gazetted officers of Education Department, who have over stay of two years in the region, while addressing a press conference here today.
They said that the failure of the authorities to implement the transfer policy in letter and spirit for Ladakh region has led to a lot of resentment among the non-local gazetted cadre employees and some of them have even turned frustrate and gone into depression as they have not been transferred from the region after completing their full term.
“Near about 60 lecturers from Jammu as well as Kashmir region posted in Ladakh region since 2017 have not been transferred till date while as per the Ladakh transfer policy, a non-local employee posted in the region has to be transferred after completion of one year tenure in view of the hostile weather conditions of the region and terrain,” they added.
Accusing the Education Department of adopting the dilly delaying tactics, the aggrieved officers said that they have become victims of prevailing red-tapism in the Department. “Government is adopting the duel policy in transfer of the non local officers in Ladakh. While those who have political backing or have influence in bureaucracy are transferred within months without completing their tenure while the fate of those continues to hang in balance who have no one at their back to support them or plead their case in the corridors of power,” they added.