Field officers of Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) across Haryana have been asked to refrain from transferring and posting class III and above employees as these orders can be issued by the authorities at the agency’s Chandigarh headquarter only.
Taking cognizance of the fact that field officers were making transfers and local adjustments of these employees from one station to another at local level, the chief administrator, HUDA has issued orders that in future no such decisions should be made at the local level.
“This action at the field level is clear cut stepping out of jurisdiction of powers and violation of government instructions. Such unwanted actions have been creating administrative complications for the government”, an order by HUDA administrator said.
The missive from Chandigarh further stated that government orders and instructions issued from time to time make it clear that field officers have been restricted from making any transfer or local level adjustment. Further, it stated that shifting of Class III officers and above, their local adjustment or temporary shifting of headquarter can be made only by authorities in Chandigarh under the orders of the government. The order also warned that any violation of these instructions would be construed as indiscipline and action would be taken against erring officials.