“Govt can transfer officials before tenure completion”
Mumbai, October 14, 2012(PTI): Observing that the government has the power to transfer officials in special cases before completion of the tenure posting, the Bombay High Court has upheld the transfer of a senior police inspector following allegations of biased investigations.
A division bench headed by Justice A M Khanwilkar was hearing a petition filed by senior police inspector Sanjeev Kokil, challenging his transfer from the MRA Marg police station in south Mumbai to Amravati and then the Armed Police L Division in Mumbai.
Kokil had approached the Maharashtra Administrative Tribunal first which refused relief, following which he appealed in the High Court.
According to Kokil, under the Maharashtra Government Servants Regulation of Transfer and Prevention of Delay in Discharge of Official Duties Act, public servants cannot be transferred before expiry of three-year tenure posting.