DRAFT TRANSFER POLICY FOR RAJKOT SECTOR FOR CADRE RESTRUCTURING
A combined meeting of the members of All India Central Excise Gazetted Executive Officers’ Association (Rajkot Unit) & All India Central Excise Inspectors’ Association (Rajkot Branch) was held on 24.08.2014 at Central Excise Bhavan, Rajkot wherein the impact of Cadre Restructuring was discussed in detail and it was so decided by the members that views/comments may be called from them and based on the same, a draft Transfer Policy be prepared for Cadre Restructuring by the Committee constituted in this regard. It was also decided that another meeting be held on 28.08.2014 and the members were requested to submit their views/comments by then.
In pursuance of the agenda of the Meeting dated 24.08.2014, some of the members submitted their views and comments on the proposed draft Transfer Policy and as deliberated, another meeting of the members of both the Associations was held on 28.08.2014 at Central Excise Bhawan, Rajkot. In the said Meeting, based upon the views/comments submitted by the members, a draft Transfer Policy was framed the Committee constituted in this regard.
The draft Transfer Policy was put up on the Blog of the AICEGEO (Rajkot Unit) and the respected members gave their valuable suggestions and accordingly, some amendments have been made in the draft Transfer Policy.
Keeping in view the vast geographical area & peculiar service conditions, Transfer Policy for Rajkot Sector for “Cadre Restructuring” is proposed as herein below:
(i) Officers who are willing to work in the newly created formations may be given priority. For this, willingness of all the officers working in the present formations may be called for by the administration. All those officers willing to work at newly created formations, to the extent possible and subject to availability of vacancy, may be accommodated at their willing formations and those officers willing to be repatriated to their parent Commissionerate may be accommodated at their parent Commissionerate either during the course of ‘Cadre Restructuring’ or latest by AGT-2015, subject to the Transfer Policy under which their previous transfer was effected. Option regarding willingness may be exercised on one time basis & thereafter, there may be no scope for change of parent Commissionerate in future;
(ii) To minimize the displacement of officers of Rajkot Sector, the officers coming from other Sector or Zone may be posted to newly created formations against the vacancy;
(iii) If there is shortage of officers, even after conduct of above exercise, newly promoted officers may be posted to newly created formations provided those officers have completed at least two years in their parent Commissionerate including SEZ’s, irrespective of the grade and if the number of newly promoted officers exceeds the number of vacancies, then, the junior most among them should be preferred first for transfer & posting to newly created formations;
(iv) If there is shortage of officers, even after conduct of above exercise, then, all those officers, who have not been transferred on being promoted or recruited since 2009 as per the existing Transfer Policy framed in 2009, may be posted to newly created formations and if their number exceeds the number of vacancies, then, the junior most among them should be preferred first for transfer & posting to newly created formations;
(v) If there is shortage of officers, even after conduct of above exercise, then, junior most officers in their respective grade, who have not been transferred to outside jurisdiction of their parent Commissionerate, may be posted to newly created formations;
(vi)Tenure of officers posted to newly created formations under any of the aforementioned categories except clause (i) may be of one year and facility of repatriation may not be available to those officers who opt to work in the newly created formations as per their willingness;
(vii) Officers from the existing formations may be proportionately displaced to fill up the vacancy of the newly created formations;
(viii) Criteria of Sensitive & Non-Sensitive posting should be followed as per the “History of Posting” of the officer concerned and they may be given posting according to the existing Policy even on displacement to newly created formations;
(ix) Rotation between Central Excise & Service Tax should be done so as to give equal exposure & opportunity to all the officers;
(x) Before issuance of final Orders, due list of all the officers being considered for posting to newly created formations or rotation in the existing formations be placed on the Notice Board well in advance and a copy of the same should be provided to the recognized Associations;
(xi) No ground for exemption from posting to newly created formations should be entertained before the publication of the Due List. Representations may be entertained after the publication of the Due List & with the consultation of the recognized Associations;
(xii) Representations, if any, should be disposed of with the time frame as laid down by the Department of Personnel & Training and the outcome thereof, should be brought to the notice of the officer concerned;
(xiii) Exemptions, if any, being considered by the administration should be brought to the notice of the concerned Association before being finalized and the reasons for the same should categorically be mentioned in the Note Sheet;
(xiv) Any deviation/relaxation on whatever ground from the principles as laid down in the Transfer Policy may be done by the Committee of Commissioners of Rajkot Sector and with the prior written approval of the concerned Chief Commissioner;
(xv) This Transfer Policy shall be applicable only for ‘Cadre Restructuring’ and once, the formations come into existence, a new Transfer Policy shall be framed.
This draft Transfer Policy restricted for “Cadre Restructuring” is being submitted herewith to the administration for their kind consideration.
(D. J. PANDYA) (G. K. JHALA)
General Secretary General Secretary