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Staff air `transfer' grievances

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VISAKHAPATNAM, AUG. 26. Government employees were forced to seek the help of people's representatives since the district officials refused to consider their pleas, said the AP Revenue Services Association (APRSA) office-bearers.

At a press conference, its general secretary, N. Anand Rao, and the president of its district unit, T. Govardhana Rao, welcomed the efforts being made by the Collector, Praveen Prakash, towards better governance and asked him take care of the employees' interests too.

Not many grievances submitted by the employees at the twice-a-month employees grievances redress programme had been solved, they alleged.

The large-scale transfers of MROs in the district, saw the officers in the agency area placed there again, despite instructions from the Chief Commissioner of Land Administration that the MROs in the agency area should be transferred from there after a period of time, the APRSA said.

`Only way out'

When reporters asked the office-bearers why some MROs or the employees transferred to the agency area did not join duty and tried to influence higher officials through people's representatives, Mr. Ananda Rao and Mr. Govardhana Rao, said they were forced to do so because their requests on transfers or other issues were not even being examined by the top officials.

They said those on the verge of retirement or needed specialist care for ailments like heart diseases were not posted to places of their choice. The top officers who were not given any posting were provided "compulsory wait" facility but the same was not extended to employees. The Government had not sanctioned protocol budget to Visakhapatnam, which was frequently visited by ministers and top officials, they added.

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