Port Blair, Sept 06: The Member of Parliament of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Mr. Kuldeep Rai Sharma has requested the Chief Secretary of Andaman and Nicobar Administration to reduce the duration of posting for all government servants irrespective of any department to only one year for the entire Nicobar District.
In a letter addressed to the Chief Secretary, the Member of Parliament mentioned that one of the biggest problems faced by government servants of Andaman and Nicobar Islands is posting in remote islands of Nicobar District.
He added that hard working government servants of these Islands are always willing to serve Islanders in every corner of these Islands but due to lack of proper transportation, medical, telecommunication facilities often government servants feel helpless and fear such hard posting.
He mentioned that many government servants have genuine health issues and many others find it difficult to manage the education of their children in case of long posting in Nicobar District.
The Member of Parliament pointed out that uncertainty over years of posting in Nicobar District has become a major psychological barrier for many.
To deal with this problem, the Member of Parliament suggested that the duration of posting for all government servants irrespective of any department may be reduced to only one year for the entire Nicobar District.
He added that if transfer is made for one year in Nicobar District, no government servant will ever fear to report to their place of work, they will happily proceed and join their duty in no time.
He pointed out that the one year posting policy has already been adopted by Andaman and Nicobar Police for a long time, which has yielded encouraging results and has kept the police jawan high in spirit.