BANGALORE: The government will formulate a new transfer policy for its employees to eliminate corruption in the process and improve efficiency in administration.
The Cabinet also decided on Thursday to complete this year’s general transfers by June 10.
The general transfer of employees is usually completed in May, but this year the process has been delayed due to the election code of conduct.
“The code of conduct will end on May 16 and the general transfers should be completed by June 10 in all the departments,” Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister T B Jayachandra told reporters after the Cabinet meeting.
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah is of the view that employees and officers should have a minimum tenure of two years in a post and the new transfer policy would incorporate many such suggestions, he said.
The Cabinet approved `2.16 crore for returning the fee of 1,600 CET students who surrendered their seats after paying the fee.
The amount is meant for students of the 2011-12 batch.
It gave its nod to release `16.32 crore for providing laptops for panchayat development officers (PDOs) in all the gram panchayats.
Already, laptops have been provided to PDOs in 2,004 gram panchayats, and in the remaining 3,628, they would be given the laptops soon.
1.26 Lakh Files Pending
Despite the state government’s decision to crack the whip on officers who sit on files, 1,26,865 files are pending for clearance in various departments.
The Revenue Department tops the list with 20,048 files.
The Urban Development Department has 11,064 files pending, the DPAR has 13,168 and the Home Department 9,460.
Of these, 16,040 files are pending for over three years and 11,434 for over two years.
Ministers and officials of the departments have been instructed to clear the pending files without delay. The achievement on file clearance front was 60 to 62% for April.
The government is monitoring the monthly performance of every department in file clearance, Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Jayachandra said.