Health and Family Welfare Minister Ahmad Hasan has scrapped the 10 per cent cap on the transfer of class III employees in his department. Now all class III employees,who have completed 20 years serving in a district will be transferred to another division. The decision is likely to affect nearly 12,000 class III employees.
Earlier,Chief Secretary,Javed Usmani in the transfer policy released on April 18 had restricted the transfers stating that in any categories,it will not exceed 10 per cent of the total strength of the officials and employees. If more transfers are done,the CMs approval will be required for the transfer of class I and II staff and the departmental ministers in the case of class III and IV employees.
Hasan during a meeting of his department on April 24,finalised the transfer policy of Health Department. As per the policy,orders for which had been issued on April 29,the restriction of maximum transfers up to 10 per cent has been dropped for class III employees.
During the previous Mayawati regime,class III employees were not transferred as the transfer season was declared zero for them.
Sources in the department claimed that the order will create a transfer industry as the employees will use their all means to get their transfers cancelled. Hasan,who held the health portfolio during Mulayam Singh regime had then initiated the same policy,but later had to amend it by restricting the number of transfers up to 10 percent.