The central government will take action against the employees who make recommendations to ministers and MPs for transfer. An order in this regard has been issued by the Central Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT). In this, Assistant Section Officers (ASOs) of Central Secretariat Service (CSS) cadre have been warned of disciplinary action for doing so.
Requests are being received regarding the department
The DoPT in its order has said that it has been receiving requests for inter-cadre transfer on personal or medical grounds from officers from various Ministries in the AOS grade of CCS cadre, attached or from outside. The department said that the CCS has been created primarily for the management of officers of the middle level posts in the Central Secretariat. The Central Secretariat is the headquarters of the Central Government as well as the offices of the Central Ministries and Departments located in the national capital.
the matter was taken seriously
The order said that at times the request of the ASO is forwarded to a minister or a member of Lok Sabha or Rajya Sabha or other designated authority for sympathetic consideration. SOs are non-gazetted officers of Group B. The DoPT has said that the concerned authority has taken seriously the practice of getting recommendations from Ministers or MPs. Therefore, it is being told to everyone that such action will be subject to disciplinary action as per the rules.