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Jaipur caught on wrong foot in transfer of IFoS officer

By IndianMandarins- 07 Feb 2019


The Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT), Jaipur, has stayed the transfer order of an Indian Forest Service (IFS) officer, Rajiv Chaturvedi.


Petitioner's Counsel Tanveer Ahmed said Chaturvedi was transferred to the post of Conservator of Forests (Medicinal Plants) in Jaipur on April 29 last year. Even before completing a year he was transferred to Kota as the conservator of forest monitoring and evaluation on January 29 this year.


Chaturvedi has challenged his transfer on the ground of a Central Government notification issued on January 28, 2014, following an amendment to IFS Cadre Rules, 1966, in compliance of a Supreme Court order, for a fixed minimum tenure of 2 years for All India Service Officers across the country in all State and Central Governments.


He said according to the notification it was also made mandatory that all transfers and postings to cadre posts will take place only after recommendations of Civil Services Board (CSB) and that the minimum tenure for every cadre post was fixed for a period of two years and for premature transfer before the mandated period of two years, it was made mandatory for the Civil Services Board to take views of the officer concerned and to make recommendations after conducting a proper inquiry.


The petition said the officer's lawful representation to the authorities concerned elicited no response. Instead, his office room was also allotted to some other officer.

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