Govt asks all departments to share details of transfer, retirements with Estatesdeptt

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SRINAGAR: The state government on Friday directed all departments to share information regarding transfer or retirements of all employees with the Estates Department.

“The Estates Department provides the residential/Hotel allotments to officers/officials posted in move as well as in non-move offices which are stationed in Srinagar or Jammu cities,” reads a circular issued Financial Commissioner, B.B. Vyas. 

The Department at the time of allotments invariably obtains authenticated application from Drawing and Disbursing Officer of the employee concerned. 

“In the circumstances, it is necessary that Estates Department is kept informed of subsequent transfers and postings of the allottee employees so that concomitant changes could be made in the allotted accommodation,” it said, a copy of which lies with news agency Global News Service (GNS).

However, the circular said, it has been observed time and again that the Departments while issuing transfer orders and retirement notification do not inform the Estates Department about the same. 

“This creates unnecessary information gaps and delays in the process relating to eviction/allotment/changes in allotment.”

In the circumstances, the financial commissioner has enjoined upon all the Departments to endorse a copy of the retirement notification and transfer orders as and when issued to the Estates Department to bring about greater transparency and efficiency in the working of the Estates Department. (GNS)

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