THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Department of Revenue canceled the transfer list of its employees on Monday after noting that they had set up an arrangement to work in their own places by using organizational influence to prevent them from moving to other districts . This decision was made as per the suggestion of the Additional Chief Secretary of Revenue Department, Dr. A Jayatilak.
The work arrangement (work arrangement system) was set up by some of the Deputy Tehsildars/Junior Superintendents, Village Officers, Chief Clerks and Revenue Inspectors. This prompted many complaints. Following this, the chief secretary intervened.
The order does not apply to those who have been appointed by the district collectors on a statutory basis for the procedures related to the change of ownership in the various divisional revenue offices and to those who have been assigned to the Idukki district for work related to the dismissal of the Raveendran Pattayam.
The working arrangement involved the State IT Cell, Revenue Manual Cell, ILDM, State Disaster Management Control Room, Friends Public Service Center and Office of land reception under the revenue department.
The employees had seized the court against the transfer procedure without respecting the rules. The court therefore intervened and said that the transfer list must be transparent and implemented only online. This is how the online transfer was implemented last week.