July 20, 2018 08:25 PM

Chandigarh (Face2News)

The Haryana Government has notified the Online Transfer Policy-2018 for assistant or associate professors working in government colleges in the state to regulate their transfers. Giving this information today, a spokesman of Higher Education Department said that assistant or associate professors, members of state cadre, were liable to be transferred anywhere in the state, at any point of time. The transfer policy would be applicable to all assistant or associate professors working in government colleges under the Higher Education Department.

Eligible assistant associate professors would submit their choice of government colleges. Alternate choices would be made in respect of Zone 1 colleges (rural and difficult to be notified) and for Zone 2 colleges. While giving these options, it would be ensured that their subject is being taught in the colleges he has opted for. However, assistant or associate professors in anthropology, biotech, electronics, public administration, fine arts, geology, microbiology, philosophy and tourism would not be covered under this policy.

While effecting transfers, the academic interest of students would be supreme, he added. Regarding the time schedule for transfers, general transfers would be made only once in a year, as per time schedule notified by the government for a given year. However, transfers could be made by the government at any time during the year in cases of administrative exigency, transfer of spouses of employees of departments or organizations of Government of Haryana and the Central Government, and on compassionate grounds.

The reasons for transfers under these grounds would be recorded on file. Regarding the time-table for various activities for every year he said that qualifying date for actual vacancies (sanctioned posts) and deemed vacancies, calculation of weightage and count of stay would be done every year. Every year, actual vacancies and deemed vacancies would be recorded tentatively from April 1 to April 30, eligible assistant or associate professors would submit their choice of government colleges online, tentatively from May 1 to May 15, and transfer orders would be issued tentatively from June 1 to June 30, or as per approval of the state government, he added. All newly recommended candidates would be posted in rural government colleges, if vacancy exists or as per the merit list supplied by the recruiting agency.

Further, the age and roster point would be taken into consideration for first place of posting as per the preferences given under this policy. In case, there is no vacancy in rural government colleges, they would give their preferences in urban government colleges. The limit of vacancies could be increased by the department in case of new entrants only, he added. Transfer or posting to the opted government college would not be claimed or treated as a matter of right. No requests for deputation from one govt. college to another would be considered except in cases of administrative exigencies. Vacancies in govt. colleges would be notified each year.

The option, once availed and confirmed, would be final and could be changed only under the provisions of this policy. Female assistant or associate professors would preferably be posted in govt. colleges for girls. Unless protected under the provisions of this policy, every assistant or associate professor completing five years of continuous stay in a particular college would be transferred, he added. The decision on allotment to a vacancy would be based on total composite score of points earned by an assistant or associate professor, out of 78 points as prescribed hereinafter.

The assistant or associate professor earning highest points would be entitled to be transferred against a particular vacancy. Age would be the prime factor for deciding the claim of the assistant or associate professors against a vacancy since it would have weightage of 58 points, out of total 78 points.

Persons with 100 per cent disabilities would be given their choice of posting and condition of five years’ stay would not be applicable to them. However, to take care of categories like women, women headed households, widows, widowers, differently abled persons or legally divorced, unmarried female, serious ailment, and assistant or associate professors showing improvement in results, maximum 20 points could be availed by assistant or associate professors of these categories (referred as special category), he added. For assistant or associate professors teaching both under-graduate and post-graduate courses, average of the two pass percentages would be taken for calculation of the weightage points. All assistant or associate professors would give option of minimum ten govt colleges in order of preference, five out of these rural, and five urban.

They would be asked to select these colleges in different districts in order of preference, so that their claim could be considered against multiple vacancies. In case he or she does not get his or her preferred choice, he or she would be given posting in any other govt. college, he added. They would be entitled to change the option of colleges after every five years or as decided by govt. from time to time. Unmarried female assistant or associate professors would be given a chance to change options, within two months of their marriage, subject to the fulfillment of other conditions. Further, married female assistant or associate professors would also have an opportunity to change their option in case of death of husband or in case of legal divorce from husband. A male assistant or associate professor would also be given the opportunity to change his option, in case of death of his wife, he added. He said that assistant professors joining for the first time on direct recruitment would also be asked to give their option of minimum ten govt. colleges as per the policy.

Those joining the department on repatriation from U.T. Administration or other states or other departments of the state government, where they were on deputation, would also be asked to give their option of govt. colleges as per policy. Assistant or associate professors having one year or less to retirement would not be transferred unless he opts for it or on account of administrative exigency. On account of administrative exigency, the department would be at liberty to post any assistant or associate professor at any govt. college irrespective of preferences given. Those assistant or associate professors who are found "without requisite workload" on the basis of redistribution exercise on the basis of assessment of workload, would compulsorily be shifted from their place of posting even if they have not completed their tenure of five years in that college. In case of more than one faculty member under this category, longer stayee would be shifted, he added. The incumbents posted in rural colleges after completion of three years of rural service would apply afresh for transfer but, for completion of specific rural service for grant of senior or selection grade they would have to again complete rural service within the given span as mentioned in the notified policy of the department for rural postings. All the options once exercised would be available for view to all concerned assistant or associate professors in their login. The transfer exercise would be carried out through application software.

However, five per cent cases would be checked manually on random basis, he added. The spokesman said that notwithstanding anything contained in the policy, the administrative secretary, higher education, with prior approval of the Chief Minister, Haryana, would be competent to transfer any assistant or associate professor to any place in relaxation of any or all of the above provisions after recording reasons justifying such relaxation. 

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