The Centre has directed all departments to ensure that employees are timely rotated to get them accustomed to “challenging situations” in various ministries.
In a latest directive,the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has chalked out phase-wise plans to shift Central Secretariat Service (CSS) officers,who have completed their tenure in a particular ministry.
“The Rotational Transfer Policy of CSS officers prescribes a fixed tenure of posting for an officer of the Central Secretariat Service in a particular Ministry/ Department.
“One of the objectives of the Rotational Transfer Policy is gaining of exposure by the officers to different challenging situations on varied 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,section officers (both regular and ad hoc) who have completed their tenure (which varies from 7-14 years) service in a ministry/department,has to be transferred by March,June and September respectively.
Under secretaries who have completed the stipulated term of 5-7 years and office assistants need to be relocated by April,July and October.
The orders are applicable for all grades of CSS officers who are due for transfer as on January 1,2012.
“The rotation of officers will help in ensuring better administration and improve efficiency,” a DoPT official said.
The government has sought cooperation from all departments concerned and warned them from sending requests for retention of employees.
“Cooperation of all the ministries/departments is solicited in the implementation of the transfers by relieving the officers figuring in the transfer orders immediately without waiting for their substitutes to join,” the DoPT said.
It is also requested that ministries/departments do not send requests for retention of officers who have been so transferred and may take proactive steps to plan the transition in a phased manner,the office memorandum said.
The Central Vigilance Commission,has,through different channels,also emphasised on timely rotation of officials to ensure transparency and better management in the system.