Centre seeks report on sensitive posts from all depts

New Delhi: All central government departments were today asked to submit a report by next week on identification of sensitive posts and policy for rotational transfers of officers from these posts.

Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Jitendra Singh
Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Jitendra Singh

The government has asked the cadre authorities in various ministries and departments to submit action taken report latest by July 10 on framing rotational transfer policy and putting up in public domain, identification of sensitive posts and rotation of officers from sensitive posts as per provisions, a press release issued by the Ministry of Personnel said.

The rotational transfer policy aims to harmonise objectives of institutional memory, avoid development of vested interests and provide variety of exposure to employees thereby ensuring overall growth of an officer, it said.

“While the transfer policy prescribes minimum and maximum tenure for each post, any exception should be with the approval of the committee constituted for this purpose which shall record the reasons in writing,” the release said.

The Personnel Ministry had last year written to all ministries and departments to prescribe minimum tenure, set up a mechanism akin to civil services board for recommending transfer, and place in public domain the transfer policy.

It had cited instructions of Central Vigilance Commission that sensitive posts should be identified and staff working in these posts strictly rotated after every two or three years to avoid developing vested interests.

All ministries, departments and cadre controlling authorities have been asked to send an action taken report in this regard, it said.