Exemption from Transfer
Government employees who have differently abled children will be exempted from transfer – Dopt Orders
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.