Secondments and online transfers to be carried out in the livestock service

Veterinarians are working on setting up a virtual mechanism for more transparency in online transfers and secondments.

Vets will use a virtual approach to ensure transparency

Government vets have requested that immediate efforts be made to develop an online mechanism for making assignments and transfers in the Kerala Department of Livestock.

Online system to ensure transparency

According to them, an online system would provide much-needed openness and clarity to the exercise, while increasing staff morale in the service-oriented ministry.

There are approximately 1,650 officers in the department, including 1,159 veterinarians and other senior staff serving as deputy directors, deputy directors, co-directors and additional directors. According to the Kerala Government Veterinary Officers Association (KGVOA), the delay came amid a government mandate ordering all department heads to create an electronic database and make transfers and online assignments.

The KGVOA sent memoranda to Animal Husbandry Manager A. Kowsigan and Secretary Tinku Biswal, increasing the demand. The officers’ organization also informed Minister of Livestock J. Chinchurani on the situation. The department has failed to develop a computerized database of employees, according to the KGVOA.

The raised topic of online transfers

“On February 22, the subject of online transfers was raised in the State Assembly, and the Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan replied in writing that it had been made compulsory in the departments,” said dr. Dilip Chandran, Chairman of KGVOA.

“At the moment there is a lack of transparency in terms of transfer and posting requirements.” “A clear online mechanism would help prevent complaints and monitor any irregularities in the process,” he added.

The government order in question was issued on February 25, 2017, according to a response from the Chief Minister. The director of health services has set up online transfers, according to the chief minister. Eighteen other government departments and agencies were doing the same. This list, on the other hand, does not include the livestock department.

“We informed the minister of animal husbandry, the secretary of the animal husbandry department and the director of the animal husbandry department about the matter. dr. Chandran said, “We aim to have the system in place this year.”

First published on: March 03, 2022, 02:06 IST

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