DRAFT TRANSFER POLICY FOR RAJKOT SECTOR
A joint 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 09.03.2015 at Central Excise Bhavan, Rajkot wherein the provisions of the existing Central Excise as well as Customs Policies were discussed in detail and it was so decided by the members that in view of the creation of new formations in Rajkot Sector, a draft Transfer Policy be prepared and put up before the administration for consideration.
Keeping in view the vast geographical area & peculiar service conditions, Transfer Policy for Rajkot Sector is proposed as herein below:
Customs: No change proposed in the existing Customs Policy.
(i) Officers who are willing to work in Bhavnagar/Kutch Commissionerate, to the extent possible and subject to availability of vacancy, may be given priority;
(ii) All those officers working in Kutch/Bhavnagar Commissionerate & willing to be repatriated to their parent Commissionerate may be accommodated, subject to the Transfer Policy under which their transfer was affected. Option regarding willingness may be exercised on one time basis & thereafter, there may be no scope for change of parent Commissionerate in future;
(iii) To minimize the displacement of officers of Rajkot Sector, Officers coming from outside Rajkot Sector may be posted to Bhavnagar/Kutch Commissionerate against the vacancy;
(iv) If there is shortage of officers, even after the conduct of above exercise, newly recruited/promoted officers may be posted to Bhavnagar/Kutch Commissionerate and if the number of newly recruited/promoted officers exceed the number of vacancies, then, the junior most among them may be preferred first for transfer & posting to Bhavnagar/Kutch Commissionerate;
(v) 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 Bhavnagar/Kutch Commissionerate and if their number exceed the number of vacancies, then, the junior most among them may be preferred first for transfer & posting to Bhavnagar/Kutch Commissionerate;
(vi) 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 since 2009, to outside jurisdiction of their parent Commissionerate, may be posted to Bhavnagar/Kutch Commissionerate;
(vii) If there is shortage of officers, even after conduct of above exercise, then, senior most officers in their respective grade, who have not been transferred since 2009, to outside jurisdiction of their parent Commissionerate, may be posted to Bhavnagar/Kutch Commissionerate and if their number exceed the number of vacancies, then, the junior most among them may be preferred first for transfer & posting to Bhavnagar/Kutch Commissionerate;
(viii) For the purposes of transfer & posting under clause (iv), only those officers recruited or promoted between two consecutive AGT’s shall be considered as “Newly Recruited or Promoted” and if deficiency does not arise in the AGT, they may not be considered as “Newly Recruited or Promoted” for the next AGT. No transfers may be effected during mid-term and officers under the aforementioned category may be transferred during AGT to fill up the deficiency.
(i) Though the tenure of officers posted to Audit Commissionerates has been proposed to be of 04 years, in view of the shortage of staff and to maintain the balance between ‘Sensitive’ & ‘Non-Sensitive’ postings, it may be fixed for 02 years;
(ii) To ensure transparency and accountability, Officers posted in Audit Commissionerates may be rotated within Circles every year;
(iii) Officers posted in Non-Sensitive Sections of Audit Commissionerate may not be given additional charge of any Circle.
(i) Tenure of officers posted to Bhavnagar/Kutch Commissionerate may be of one year except those who have willingly opted posting;
(ii) Criteria of Sensitive & Non-Sensitive posting may be followed as per the “History of Posting” of the officer concerned and no deviation from the same may be done on formation basis;
(iii) Officers on transfer may be relieved within 15 days so as to enable them join their new places of postings and in cases of stand relieved, in case of non-relieving, explanation of the higher-ups may be called for, as it violates the principle of hierarchy in the administration;
(iv) Before starting with the process of AGT-2015, all the transferred officers be relieved;
(v) Rotation between Central Excise & Service Tax may be done so as to give equal exposure & opportunity to all the officers;
(vi) Officer on repatriation from Customs/Audit Commissionerate may be transferred and posted to their parent Commissionerate;
(vii) Tenure of officers for any purpose may be counted as the combined tenure irrespective of grade;
(viii) Tenure of officers at Commissionerate HQ may be the combined tenure of Audit Commissionerate & Excise Commissionerate;
(ix) Before issuance of final Orders, due list of all the officers being considered for transfer or rotation in the existing formations be placed on the Notice Board well in advance and a copy of the same may be provided to the recognized Associations;
(x) No ground for exemption for transfer or rotation may be entertained before the publication of the Due List. Representations may be entertained only after the publication of ‘Due Lists’ & with the consultation of the recognized Associations;
(xi) Representations, if any, may be disposed of with the time frame as laid down by the Department of Personnel & Training and the outcome thereof, may be brought to the notice of the officer concerned;
(xii) Exemptions, if any, being considered by the administration may be brought to the notice of the concerned Association before being finalized and the reasons for the same may categorically be mentioned in the Note Sheet;
(xiii) 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.
R. P. SINGH G. K. JHALA
General Secretary General Secretary