THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A day after the LDF authorities retained energy with an enormous mandate, a large shuffle of employees, from the rank of undersecretary to further secretary, was effected at the Secretariat. As many as 65 employees had been transferred by the overall administration division on Monday.
The order has made 5 mutual transfers, along with transferring a number of employees to posts inside the secretariat in addition to these in a number of organizations outdoors.
Those who’ve been shunted out of the secretariat have been transferred to organizations like state greater schooling council, RTI fee, Norka Roots, IMG, minority fee, council for meals analysis and improvement, fee for backward courses, DHS, directorate of scheduled tribes, Kerala warehousing company, MDB, Kerafed, Kerala House in New Delhi, Matsyafed, Kollam vogue expertise institute, Natpac, centre for persevering with schooling, greater secondary directorate, youth welfare board, printing directorate and Munnar engineering faculty.
A majority of those that have been transferred are members of professional-UDF associations. “Most of those who have been transferred to offices outside the Secretariat are from pro-UDF employee unions. It is a usual practise followed in such transfer matters to send employees of unions that are not in power to comparatively lessrelevant posts or other offices outside the secretariat,” mentioned further secretary J Bency who can be the president of pro-Congress worker group Kerala Secretariat Association.
Sources at secretariat mentioned that these transfers additionally guarantee promotion for employees at secretariat. “Once an employee is promoted, he is transferred on deputation to an organization outside, so that the person below him is elevated. In most cases, employees of the pro-ruling front are retained in the Secretariat,” mentioned a senior official with the overall administration division.
Sources added that the order was saved prepared through the election interval and was issued on May 3, instantly after making certain that the LDF authorities has retained energy.
However, professional-CPM worker unions dismissed malintentions within the promotiontransfer order.
“There is no politics in the said order for the transfer and promotion of employees. It was issued on May 3 so that it is not delayed till the new cabinet comes, which would mean a wait till May 18. There are four employees who would retire on May 31 who are awaiting promotions, which would mean that if the order is delayed till then, they would get only 10 days in the post. There are employees from both unions in the transfer list,” mentioned further secretary P Honey, who can be the president of professional-CPM Kerala Secretariat employees’ affiliation.