Govt Employees with Differently Abled Children Exempt from Transfer
According to the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) orders, government employees who have children with disabilities will be granted an exemption from transfers. This exemption, which aims to support these employees in caring for their differently abled children, will allow them to remain in one place for an extended period. This policy recognizes the unique challenges faced by parents of differently abled children and aims to provide them with the support they need to balance their professional and personal responsibilities.
Dopt issued new guidelines on transfer policy for Central Government employees who have differently abled children on 6th June 2014.
The Department of Personnel and Training has ordered exemption from transfers and rotational transfers to Central Government employees who have differently abled children. And they will not be asked to take voluntary retirement on refusing such postings.
Raising disability children with special needs is a daunting and very stressful task. In order to ease the pain of these parents and ensure care and upbringing of these children, the Dopt has issued an sympathetic order on the 6th of this month.
According to the Dopt orders [Order No. 42011/3/2014-Estt. (Res.)], these employees shall henceforth be not compelled to take up voluntary retirement due to work pressure, and be exempted from transfers and rotational transfers as per the departmental administrative activities.
The move comes after Dopt enlisted the salient features in the rehabilitation and special education requirements in the upbringing of these children, and realized the fact that these measures require a long time to take effect and that the environment in which these children are raised is very important.
It has also be pointed out that these employees cannot be compelled to take up voluntary retirement due to financial pressures, keeping in mind the cost involved in offering special treatment and education to these children.
What is the new policy regarding transfer of government employees?
The new policy exempts government employees with differently abled children from being transferred.
Who is eligible for exemption from transfer?
Government employees who have differently abled children are eligible for the exemption.
How will this policy benefit government employees with differently abled children?
Government employees with differently abled children will have job security and stability due to the exemption from transfer.
Is this exemption applicable for all types of transfers?
The exemption is applicable for all types of transfers including inter-state and inter-country transfers.
When does this policy come into effect?
The policy is already in effect and government employees with differently abled children can apply for exemption from transfer.