Counselling for transfers in Health dept

According to a press release, the department will not entertain any application seeking transfer of medical officers and other staff. All transfers will be made in a transparent manner through counselling, according to the provisions of the Karnataka Civil Services (Regulation of Transfer of Medical officers and other Staff) Act, 2011. The Act came into effect on Thursday with the Government issuing a notification.

A data base of the officers and other staff with details of their service in rural and urban areas, will be created for the purpose of transfers. It will be ensured that the employees are posted on priority to rural areas. The vacancies will be notified and filled according to seniority.

According to the new legislation, medical officers and other staff should serve in rural areas for a minimum period, while specialists and senior specialists should work in suitable posts, commensurate with their qualification.

The system has been introduced to ensure availability of medical officers and other staff in the Government hospitals in rural areas, according to the press release.

The provisions of the Act are not applicable to the posts of district Health and Family Welfare officer, district surgeon, principals of training institutes, joint, deputy directors, programme officers at dist-level and superintendents of major hospitals.

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