Officers Advised Against Knocking HC Door for Transfers  

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“My sincere advice to these officers is to desist from making such attempts lest an impression would be gathered that they are not interested in the smooth running of the administration but area only keen in a particular type of postings. Least said, the better.”

SRINAGAR — In a “sincere advice” to KAS officers, the Jammu and Kashmir High Court has asked them not to knock on its door over the matters regarding transfers and posting unless the same affects their status, violates statutory provision or is mala fide.

“The Junior KAS officers, as the petitioners are, must note and understand that they are the members of premier service of the State which virtually constitutes backbone of bureaucracy of the State enjoined the task of running the administration at different level. They must note that they are cadre officer and they can be transferred and posted to any post borne on the cadre of the service and unless their transfer and posting affects their status or is in violation of the statutory provision or is mala fide, they have no cause to approach the Court,” a bench of Justice Sanjeev Kumar said while dismissing a petition filed by two junior KAS officers, assailing the validity of a government order (No.1237-GAD of 2018 dated 04.08.2018) on the ground that their transfers was illegal, arbitrary and contrary to the professed policy of the government that the Junior KAS Officers shall be posted in different departments of the government on rotation and ordinarily shall be allowed to continue for the minimum tenure of two years in a particular department before being shifted to other department.

“Any attempt by the such officers to assail their transfer and posting to the place which they may feel inconvenient for them would only be seen as an endeavour to continue at a particular place of posting indefinitely or till such time they are offered an equally convenient posting,” the court said, adding, “My sincere advice to these officers is to desist from making such attempts lest an impression would be gathered that they are not interested in the smooth running of the administration but area only keen in a particular type of postings. Least said, the better.”

 

 

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