Agartala: Tripura Civil Service (TCS) officers Sangha, appeared to be aligned towards BJP asked for a transparent transfer policy to ensure better performance of the administration and governance.
A team of the delegation of TCS officers met principal secretary to the Chief Minister, holding the charge of personnel and training Kumar Alok and submitted a charter of 23 points demand and sought immediate attention and intervention to transform the TCS service management system.
They alleged that TCS officers have been suffering from multiple problems and having job satisfaction, which directly affecting the governance. The Sangha however, requested GA (P&T) department to introduce an online system of receiving application for seeking transfer on two dates, within June 30 and December 31 each year.
The demands also included to reopen the investigation of case of Sukhram Debbarma, ex-SDM Sadar who was killed in his office chamber in the year 1998 and death of Sashimohan Debbarma, ex-SDM Gandacherra who had committed suicide on duty a few years ago.
Introduce time scale for TCS officers similar to the IAS officers and other state civil service officers. While doing so the division of grade II/grade I/SSG, which have been creating the rift among the TCS officers till date, has to be removed. The seniority of a TCS should be simply counted by the date of joining the service that the batch to which he/she belongs.
The further alleged that presently there is a notification that TCS grade-I officers will be posted as SDMs. The present system should be removed and SDMs should be posted on the basis of a TCS officers’ length of service, not the grade pay.
“There are many instances where a particular TCS officer is posted as SDM for 4 consecutive terms covering 7 to 8 years. This kills the opportunity of other officers. Hence, it should be made fixed as tenure of 2 to 3 years or at the maximum two tenures in exceptional cases,” Sangha officers alleged.