Agartala: The Tripura government has announced ‘Promotion Policy 2021’ for government employees on an ad-hoc basis, said law minister and cabinet spokesperson Ratan Lal Nath.

Speaking with reporters, Nath said that the state cabinet took a historic decision in the interest of the development of Tripura.

“The government employees will be encouraged and they will focus more deeply on the development of the state. Not only this, employment opportunities will also be created,” Nath said.

He also said that promotion of government employees had been stopped since 2015 as the case of promotion has not been settled in the Supreme Court yet.

“The government employees were losing their motivation to work without getting a promotion. Therefore the notification of ad hoc promotion has been issued shortly after the decision of the cabinet on Tuesday,” Nath added.

The senior minister also said that many are being deprived of the benefits for not being promoted to higher ranks.

“The Tripura government feels that real development of the state is not possible by depriving them. Therefore, the Tripura government has introduced a new ‘Promotion Policy 2021’, he said.

According to him, government employees will be promoted on an ad-hoc basis in compliance with the new policy. However, the promotion will be for one-time and even if the same employee is entitled, they will not get the benefit of multiple promotions.

“If the promotion of scheduled caste, scheduled tribe or general class employees is disrupted, the concerned department may make further promotion without the permission of the finance department,” Nath added.

Nath said that with the promotion to higher posts a lot of employment opportunities will be created in the lower ranks.

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The law minister made it clear that employees will be promoted temporarily until the Supreme Court verdict is announced. However, employees will get all the one-time financial benefits.

He claimed that no other state in the country has taken such a bold decision yet. However, now following Tripura, government employees in many states will get promotion opportunities.

“The opinion of the advocate general, Law, finance, scheduled castes and scheduled tribes department has been taken before taking that decision to avoid all legal complications,” the law minister added.

Meanwhile, the chief secretary held a meeting with the secretaries of all the departments and directed them to take necessary steps in this regard.

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