HYDERABAD: The state government on Tuesday lifted the two-year-old ban on transfer of employees in government service and also gave green light to new appointments on compassionate grounds. The announcement came as a big relief to the government employees, who had been eagerly waiting for a decision in this regard right from the days of bifurcation.
However, the ban order will continue for state cadre employees, whose division is still pending with the CR Kamalanathan committee.
As the Kamalanathan committee has completed most of the work regarding division of employees, the government decided to lift the ban on transfer of staff in local, district, zonal and multi-zonal cadre posts, which fall entirely in Telangana State.
The ban on state cadre posts and the posts in Secretariat, including heads of departments (HoDs) and state level officers, for which the process of final allocation between the states is completed by the Central government, has also been lifted.
Employees working in the posts for which the process of tentative allocation between the states is completed will also be eligible for transfer. These orders will not apply to the employees whose tentative allocation is under objection.
However, the orders said that the general ban on transfers imposed by the government in finance department shall remain unchanged.
The government also lifted the ban on compassionate appointment of eligible dependants of the deceased or medically invalidated employees in state cadre and to the posts in Secretariat and state level offices strictly adhering to the rules and instructions issued in this regard.
However, compassionate appointments will be made only in the cases where the employee has died or has been medically invalidated on or after June 2, 2014 and the person is allocated to the State of Telangana.
In case of dependants of employees who died before June 2, 2014, whose local status has been established as Telangana, the jobs will be provided on compassionate grounds.