Transferring of Government Servants to other departments under the same Ministry is inevitable. Hence framing a Transfer Policy for Central Government Employees is must to regulate the transfer. Here guidelines issued for transfer of staffs to various departments and Ministries given below
Transfer Policy for physically handicapped
In the case of holders of Group-C or Group-D posts who have been recruited on regional basis and who are physically handicapped, such persons may be given posting, as far as possible, subject to administrative constraints, near their native places within the region. Requests from physically handicapped employees for transfer to or near their native places may also be given preference
Transfer Guidelines for Women Employees
There was no proposal under consideration for appointment and transfer of single women Employees working in all Ministries
Guidelines for Transfer of Postal Employees
Guidelines for transfer to regulate transfers of Group ‘C’ Officials, Group ‘B’ (non-gazetted) for officials and Assistant Superintendent of Posts (Group ‘B’ Gazetted) has been issued vide its Order F No. 141-141/2013 – SPB-II dated 31st July 2018.
Transfer Policy for Railway Employees
A Comprehensive Transfer Policy for Railway Officers have been formulated and issued on 31.08.2015. The Policy lays down a general Policy framework for transfer and reiterates various existing rules and guidelines with regard to posting under Spouse rules, competence of General Managers to make rules in respect of Non-Gazetted staff under their control, transfer of RPF/RPSF personnel and special consideration for care of disabled children etc. It also prescribes minimum and maximum tenures on a job and at a place as also guidelines regarding timing of transfers and relieving of officers
Transfer for Government Servants working in sensitive Posts
Instructions of Central Vigilance Commission in the Circular No. 03/09/13 (No.004/VGL/090/225553 dated 11.9.2013) reiterate that sensitive posts should be identified and staff working in these posts strictly rotated after every two/three years to avoid developing vested interests.
Rotational Transfer Policy in central Government
The draft Rotational Transfer Policy for the Central Secretariat Service is available on the website of Department of Personnel and Training at www.persmin.nic.in [ Click to View the OM] It lays down guidelines on tenures, postings on promotion, posting on return from leave/deputation, outstation postings, mutual transfers etc. Appropriate provisions on these aspects may be made in the Rotational Transfer Policy in each cadre that will best serve public interest.
Transfer to Husband and wife at same station
The matter of Posting of husband and wife at the same station plays vital role in transfer policy. As recruitment of women employees in Central Government increased considerably over the years, the Husband and wife being government service want to be posted at same station. The DOPT has issued instruction for Posting of husband and wife at the same station time to time. Consolidated Guidelines also issued by DoPT vide its OM No.F. No.28034/9/2009-Estt.(A) dated 30-9-2009
Recently a Quaestion was raised in parliament regarding framing transfer Policy to central Government employees. The Information provided by Government is given below
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 1315
ANSWERED ON: 25.07.2018
Will the Minister of PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS be pleased to state:-
(a) whether there is any policy for the transfer of employees of Central Government;
(b) if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor;
(c) whether the Government proposes to formulate single transfer policy for the Government employees in the country;
(d) if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor;
(e) whether the Government proposes to constitute any commission for single transfer policy for both Central and State employees; and
(f) if so, the details thereof?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS AND MINISTER OF STATE IN THE PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICE
(DR. JITENDRA SINGH)
(a) & (b) : In terms of instructions issued by Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) on transfer/posting of Government employees, all Ministries/Departments of Government of India are required to have their own guidelines for transfer/posting of their employees providing for the following –
i. minimum tenure;
ii. have a mechanism akin to Civil Services Board for recommending transfer; and Respective Ministries/ Departments are also required to place the transfer policy in public domain.
(c) to (f) : There is no proposal to formulate single transfer policy for the Government employees as guidelines for transfer/posting of employees depend on the specific requirement of individual Ministries/ Departments. Moreover, the State Public Services are under State List for which the State Governments are competent to make rules and policies. Accordingly, there is no proposal to constitute any commission for single transfer policy for both Central & State employees.
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