Beware! I question everything and everybody.
'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
Even this challenging situation would ease
It is to prevent and avoid such bias,vested interest,overconfidence and negligence happening, that government employees and employees in service industries under public sector are transferred periodically.
Regarding the difficulties in transfer and dislocation, the government or employer organisation provide certain facilities like quarters, transport allowances, etc. Children of such employees are given preference in admission to Kendriya Vidyalayas and government schools, as far as possible. If both spouses are employed, then there is a policy as to give them transfer in such a way that they are as near and together as family as possible.
This writer also had experience of such transfers and actually enjoyed those transfers in spite of the attendant difficulties. It is such transfers that have opened up my world and and mind. It helped me to learn a lot of things including different languages,which would not have been possible otherwise.
Today, there is a move to close down some Government schools, since the admission has decreased. Only very few Government schools are doing so well. Yet, when it comes to transfers, say, from Kanyakumari, which is right in the end of India, to Chennai, the going amounts are as high as ten hundred thousand rupees.
This is absolutely atrocious. There are many, including many ladies, with grown up children, who brave it in some village, some four hundred kilometers away, while the father and the sons live in a metro like Chennai or in some small town. This is because such high amounts cannot be paid.
Ditto for other postings. There is so much of corruption involved. All in hard cash.
Yet, there are bright spots. Some teachers spend their own money, mobilize a little money from friends and their local community, and have transformed Government schools into a huge Oasis of great achievement.
Transfers are normally done, so that the sarkari guys do not develop a selfish interest in one place, making money through corruption. However, today, the Ministers have their own corrupt guys in every department, in every small place and make money, left, right and center, in Tamil Nadu. Of course, it could be different in other places.
Barring the above, transfers of government staff or even in private firms are genuinely constructive in many sectors. It gives a better exposure, chance to working in different environments, interacting, handling and working with different people and a chance bring in new ideas and thought process.
For the organisation, it gets rid of lethargy and a take it easy attitude that comes along with people being in the same place for too long, chances of fraud, espionage etc. In paper the job is more or less the same for a particular person but there would so many things that are unwritten in the book that the employee has to handle and learn as the years go by.