Contractual workers employed under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme can now be transferred.

A policy has been announced for transfers of MNREGA contractual workers in the state. Pri

ncipal Secretary Panchayats and Rural Development has issued an order to this effect.

Transfers can be made on both voluntary and administrative grounds.. Transfers will be effected from June 1 to 30. Applications for transfers received up to May 30 will be considered.

Transfers of contractual workers will be made on the basis of availability of vacant posts, workload and requirement of contractual posts under the scheme, availability of funds under administrative head and filling of posts of this and other equivalent posts in division/ district and status of vacant posts. In voluntary transfer cases, applications of a couple in government service or on contractual basis for posting at the same place or district, posting at a place in the wake of situations arising out of his or her or dependents serious illness and mutual transfers can be considered.

Workers employed under MNREGA can also be transferred on administrative ba

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