Health minister Vipin Parmar and Forest minister Govind Singh Thakur on Tuesday said that the government has imposed a complete ban on transfers and only those transfer orders, which are already under the consideration of the government are being pursued. In a joint statement issued here, the ministers said these transfers have been made after fulfilling all administrative and policy-related formalities.

“There was no ban on transfers of employees posted in tribal and hard areas who have completed their tenure. Moreover, the government cannot overlook the medical exigency and other unavoidable circumstances of the employees posted in tribal, sub-cadre and hard areas,” they said.

They said the transfer of employees posted at one place for many years is an administrative requirement of the governance and also in the public interest. The government cannot ignore the transfer of physically challenged and court orders and the government has also to take sympathetic consideration for the transfer of those employees who are on the verge of retirement and adjust them nearer to their homes as far as possible on humanitarian grounds.

The ministers said these are not general transfers and few transfers are being undertaken by the administrative secretaries after getting an approval of the Chief Minister (CM). “The aim of the state government is to serve the people with dedication and resolve their problems,” they said.