Mumbai: Maharashtra Government proposes to expand the time period up to August 15 from July 31 permitting the different departments to carry out 15% transfers. Recently, the Government removed a ban on the transfers forced in May as a severity degree and in the first week of July allowed departments to complete 15% transfers of their strength.

Due to the demand from elected representatives to extend the time of requests for transfers, the Government is set to extend the deadline up to August 15. The proposition is being moved by the General Administration Department and after the green signal from the Chief Minister’s Office, a notice amplifying the time up to August 15 will be issued.

Another officer said this can be the time when the ministers and lawmakers anticipate the officers of  their choice at key posts. “There are many requests from the legislators wherein the concerned officer does not fulfil criteria with regard to completion of minimum three years on the same post. However, such cases are generally referred to the Establishment Board and later to the CMO for a final decision,’’ he noted.

State General Administration Department Officer said that all departments complete the transfers by June 30. However, since lockdown, it was not conceivable. On May 4, the state government issued a notice prohibiting all transfers a severity degree taking after the income setback. But after a series of representations from the ministers and legislators, the Government lifted the ban permitting offices to carry out 15% transfers by July 31. In any case, it’ll be extended up to August 15.