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Seeking support with transfer in job

Forty-five-year-old Prashant Jadhav hails from Jalgaon in Maharashtra. He experienced vision impairment from early childhood. His mother and brother are also visually impaired. Prashant studied in a special school for the blind till Class 8. After that he pursued higher education from a mainstream school.
On completing his education, he worked hard to look for a job as he wanted to become financially independent. In 2019, he finally secured the job of a Caneman with the Military Engineering Services in Chandigarh. Since he was single and young, Prashant didn’t mind relocating to another state.
A year later, his family wished to see him married and settled down. All the proposals that came Prashant’s way could not culminate into marriage as no family wished to send their daughter far away to another state.
Given these circumstances, he applied for a transfer to his native place. But the authorities simply dismissed his request. And he faced rejection in matrimony as well. So, he put in another transfer application after a year. It was rejected again.
One of his friends redirected Prashant to the Eyeway Helpdesk to seek a resolution to this issue. He told the counselor that he preferred working closer to home, as every girl he pursued to marry, refused to move with him to Punjab. His two options were the offices in Bhusawal or Nashik.
The Eyeway counselor advised him to write another application for the transfer again, but this time also attach a copy of the guidelines issued by the Department of Personnel and Training. The official rule clearly states that persons with disability should be stationed nearest to their native place. Seven months after submitting this request guided by the counselor, Prashant was transferred to the Nashik Military Command.
He can now freely pursue his plans for marriage. The lack of awareness pertaining to government rules and provisions often results in unnecessary delay in implementation. Perhaps the government authorities should look at conducting periodical drives to raise awareness for the last mile implementing agents.
Team Eyeway

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