Faridabad, August 1
The online transfer policy in the Transport Department was formally launched onSaturday by Transport Minister Mool Chand Sharma here.
As many as 941 employees, including 565 drivers, were transferred on Saturday.
Issuing the online orders from the camp office here, Sharma said that the staff had applied for transfer by lodging their applications online and none of the applicants had to visit Chandigarh or had to get any recommendation from anywhere.
He said 941 employees, including 565 drivers and 376 conductors, had got their preferred posting. Of them, 258 drivers and 198 conductors had been able to get their first choice of preferred posting.
The orders were issued through videoconferencing which was attended by the senior officials of the department, including Virender Dahiya, DG Transport, Joint Director Meenakshi Raj and General Managers of the Faridabad and Palwal depots of the Haryana Roadways.
Claiming that the online transfer system would prove a boon for the staff and the department, Sharma said it would also eradicate corruption and delays involved due to the presence of middlemen earlier.
Regarding the periodicity of the transfers, Directorate General, Transport Virender Dahiya said that general transfers would be made only once a year as per the schedule notified by the government for a given year. — TNS