Row over DoTE Staff Transfers

Published: 12th November 2015 05:55 AM  |   Last Updated: 12th November 2015 05:55 AM   |  A+A-

COIMBATORE: A section of the Directorate of Technical Education (DoTE) staff has expressed displeasure over the recent transfers of some officials and administrative staff and the way in which they were carried out.

“On October 26, Arumugam, who was working as a superintendent at the Government Engineering College in Dharmapuri, was transferred to Bargur. When he joined duty on November 2, he was transsferred back to his former post,” said a source in the DOTE.

“This was done to accommodate Ponnuraj, who was recently promoted as a superintendent in Bargur. Though he was posted in Dharmapuri at the time of his promotion, he did not join duty there and secured a transfer to a place of his liking,” alleged a DOTE staff, who requested anonymity.

“Similarly, Kathirvel, PA to the Principal at Tirunelveli Government Engineering College, was initially transferred to Andipatti Government Polytechnic College. When his replacement expressed unwillingness to shift to Tirunelveli in the middle of the academic year, Kathirvel was transferred to Krishnagiri. This points to an ulterior motive to transfer Kathirvel from Tirunelveli,” the staff alleged.

Similarly, the Assistant Director of Administration at Chennai was transferred to Coimbatore Polytechnic College eight months prior to retirement. Normally, any official who has less than a year of service left until retirement would be exempt from transfers.

When contacted in this regard, S Madhumathi, the Director of Technical Education, denied the accusations and attributed the transfers to administrative reasons.

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