After successful implementation of the online transfer policy in all government schools, Haryana government has decided to go for online transfers in Skill Development and Industrial Training Department from the new academic session.

The Skill Development and Industrial Training minister Vipul Goel said on Friday that the Department has framed a new transfer policy which would be implemented from 1 April.

He said that there were total 6,288 sanctioned posts of field officers and employees in the Department, including 55 posts of Class I, 187 posts of Class II and 6,046 posts of Class III categories. In order to facilities these employees, the new transfer policy has been framed and software is being prepared. Notification regarding this policy would soon be issued, he added.

Goel said that every year between 10 and 30 April, the Department would finalise the information pertaining to closure of a trade or introducing a new trade in any Industrial Training Institute (ITI) located across the state. Thereafter, notification pertaining to vacant posts would be issued between 1 May and 31 May, and employees can opt online for a desired place of posting from 1 to 15 June.

The transfer would be issued at the end of academic session on 15 July every year and they would have to join the new station of posting within 15 days. The transfer orders would be applicable from 1 August, he added.

The minister said that for transfer, the general tenure of an employee at one station would be considered five years, but after completion of three years, an employee can apply for a transfer on vacant post or mutual basis. The employee, whose retirement is just after one year, would not be transferred.

Such transfer would be made on administrative grounds or on the basis of his or her own choice. Apart from this, an employee can be transferred anytime on the basis of valid complaint of misbehaviour, judicial inquiry or poor result.

He said that priority in transfers would be given to employees, keeping in view their age, couple, widow, specific or serious illness. For this, different marks have been prescribed. Total marks would be 80 and preference in transfers would be given to employee bagging maximum marks.

The implementation of this new transfer policy in the Department would bring transparency and increase efficiency of employees, he added. Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has announced to implement online transfer policy in all departments of the state.