TS: G.O.Ms.No. Dated:24.05.2018 Transfers and postings of employees – Lifting of ban on transfers

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TS: G.O.Ms.No. Dated:24.05.2018 Transfers and postings of employees – Lifting of ban on transfers

Read the following:-           

              1) G.O.Ms.No.119, Finance (DCM-III) Dept., dt.17.05.2013. 

             2) G.O.Rt.No.948, Genl. Admin. (Spl.A) Dept., dated:16-05-2018. 

             3) Report of the Committee of Senior Officers Constituted to Formulate the Guidelines on Transfer of Government Employees and Teachers, dated:22.05.2018.

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            Government in the reference first read above issued orders imposing ban on all transfers except in respect of certain cases referred therein. In the reference second read above, Government constituted a Committee of senior officers under the Chairmanship of Sri Ajay Misra, IAS, Special Chief Secretary to Government, Energy Department to formulate the “Transfer Guidelines” for all categories of employees, in consultation with the concerned stakeholders, with a direction to submit their recommendation for employees’ transfers, including Teachers, to Government. 

             2. The committee of senior officers submitted its report vide reference third read above, along with their recommendations/ guidelines in regard to transfers.

           3. The Government, after careful consideration, hereby relax the ban on transfers imposed, vide reference first read above, for the period from 25th May, 2018 to 15th June, 2018. The HoDs and Competent Authorities shall follow the following guidelines while effecting transfer of employees.

I.Schedule for transfers:

   a) The transfers shall be made from 25th May, 2018 to 15th June, 2018 as per the schedule shown in the Annexure-I.  

b) The ban on transfers shall come into force with effect from 16th June, 2018.   (

II. Employees to be transferred 

a)  No person shall be transferred before completion of two years of service in a particular station as on 31-05-2018.  The condition as to completion of two years, however, need not be followed in respect of  

i. Transfers on spouse grounds and

  ii. Employees transferred and provisionally ordered to serve in new districts during October, 2016.

b)    No person shall be retained beyond 5 years of service in a particular station as on 31st May, 2018. However, the employees who are retiring before 31st May, 2019 shall not be transferred even if they have completed five years of service unless they make a specific request for their transfer.

c)    To ensure that there is no dislocation of the work, not more than 40% of employees in any cadre shall be transferred. 

  III.    Priority criteria for consideration of options:   

a)    When more than one employee opts for a particular place and    while effecting the transfers, the competent authority shall give priority in the descending order as given below, subject to satisfaction of other conditions specified in this G.O. and the employee not facing charges in departmental/criminal proceedings:

  i) Husband and Wife cases (only one of the spouse shall be shifted following the prescribed procedure).

ii) The employees retiring before 31st May, 2019, in case of their opting for transfers.

   iii) Employees with disability of 70% or more as certified by a competent authority as per “Persons with Disabilities (P.W.D) (Equal opportunities, protection of rights and full participation) Act, 1995.

  iv) Employees having mentally retarded children to a place where medical facilities are available.

v) Widows appointed under the compassionate appointment scheme.