Kashmir Indepth

Scores of employees enjoy overstay in Deptts, PSUs

Ishtiyaq Ahmad
Srinagar, Sep 22 (KINS): Government departments including some of the corporations are retaining officials for more than two years at one position.
As per the transfer policy, minimum tenure of a government employee on a post should be two years and a maximum of three years.
Sources told news agency KINS that though the General administration department is keeping track of overstaying employees and accordingly is transferring them, but influential overstaying, officers and officials managed to keep themselves away from the transfer.
Sources revealed that a number of clerical staff employees, has been overstaying for the last several years in government departments.
They further added that a Director or Managing Directors have an authority to transfer the employees especially when an employee completes his minimum two years of the service in one station. “But many directors came during the period of such employees but none dare to transfer them which shows how powerful they are,” sources maintained.
“A number of times the issue of overstay of some employees was brought to the knowledge of Directors, Commissioners in the past but everybody overlooked the issue. Many employees in clerical staff who are posted in other districts and waiting their turn to be posted in summer capital have become hopeless due to apathy of concerned administration,” they alleged.
Overstay of employees particularly in clerical section breeds corruption and ultimately the people have to suffer in getting executed their work. Many schemes never reach to the beneficial due to some corrupt officials with help their staff, they maintained.
“There are officers in health, transport, PHE, and in some state owned corporations who have completed decades at one place.” sources maintained.
Sources further revealed and alleged that officials in the clerical staff of health department Kashmir has been overstaying for over a decade.
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.
Sources said that many officials in the Public sector undertakings have overstayed at their choicest postings for years together.
Official sources revealed that some officers in state owned corporations have not been transferred for many years.
Official sources said that all these officers are involved in one or the other case which are under active investigation with Vigilance Organization or Crime Branch.
Sources said that even the promotions have been granted to many officials in the state owned corporations, while during the period they have overstayed at one place of posting.
One of the top officials here in civil secretariat told that the government will look into the matter. “The departments will be asked to shift the overstaying officials,” the official said. (KINS)

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