Srinagar, Aug 12: In a move aimed at ensuring transparency in revenue department, Jammu & Kashmir government has directed deputy commissioners of Kashmir to transfer overstaying employees within two months.
A record note of meeting chaired by divisional commissioner Kashmir P.K. Pole reveals that directed deputy commissioners to transfer overstaying employees within two months period.
“ The chair impressed upon all deputy commissioners to ensure transfer of overstayed employees in phased manner within two months . While affecting these transfers, it shall be ensured that headquarters/ office of the transferees is changed,” reads record note of the meeting held on July 29 to discuss revenue-related work in Kashmir.
The divisional commissioner also directed DCs to ensure submission of immovable property returns of all non-gazetted employees falling within administrative control of his office by or before August 20.
“In case any of the officials failed to submit his/her immovable property returns within the stipulated period, action as warranted under law/rules governing the subject shall be initiated against him/her,” the note further reveal.
He has also directed DCs to submit Annual Performance Reports of all employees by or before August 15. The directions have been passed to ensure transparency in Revenue department which has often come under criticism for corruption in J&K.
As per government’s official transfer policy of 2010, all the employees having more than two years of stay at a particular place shall be transferred.
But some officials manage to stay at a particular place for 5 to 10 years and even more due to their proximity to higher-ups or political patronage. (KNO)