In the election year, the Rajasthan government has transferred more than 60,000 employees in various departments and reshuffled the senior level bureaucracy, putting an additional burden of crores of rupees on the cash-starved kitty.
The government had invited the applications from the employees which had crossed the figure of 3,00,000 but ‘favoured’ employees got the places of choice whereas others were disappointed.
There was some controversy in health department over the transfers of nurses and para medical staff. Former vice-president Bhairon Singh Shekhawat’s son-in-law and health minister Narpat Singh Rajvi stayed the list of about 300 nurses and other para-medical staff who were transferred by minister of state for health Bhawni Joshi. Joshi transferred 100 nurses in Churu district, though there were just eleven vacancies.
Doctors used to spend lakhs of rupees on their postings during all the regimes in the past, but Rajvi broke this tradition and no compliant has been received about the sale of the posts of doctors in the major cities like Jaipur. The government also transferred 38 IAS officers and 283 officials of the Rajasthan administrative services (RAS) which included shifting of principal secretary home.