With their transfer orders expected to arrive soon,several DANICS cadre officers met Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit regarding the matter. Dikshit said her government was in touch with the Home Secretary and efforts were on to draft a proper policy in the matter of transfers. She further said there was no clarity on whether DANICS cadre officials would be transferred or not.
In the meeting,sources said Dikshit assured the officers that she would fight for them. These decisions of transfers should not be taken unilaterally. The entire process needs to be rationalised and we are trying to work out a proper policy in this matter,with the Home Ministry. We have been told that Andamans have more officials than Delhi. We want that transfers do not happen without understanding our requirement. An officials transfer should not be based on the number of years but instead on the work which has to be undertaken and completed. New officials take four to five months just to get familiar with their departments, said Dikshit.
There were talks of top IAS officials being transferred,but that seems to have been put on hold for now.
The CM had met Home Minister P Chidambaram earlier this week and demanded that the Delhi government be consulted before effecting transfers of its top officials.
Meanwhile,Chidambaram on Wednesday said,As far as Delhi is concerned,I think the reports are exaggerated. The Chief Minister has met me. The Delhi Chief Secretary has met the Home Secretary and I think there is some difference of opinion about one or two officers. By and large,there is no difference.