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Human  Resources  - Transfers  and Postings of Employees  - Guidelines /Instructions  - Orders - Issued.

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 The  Government  is  committed   to  the  welfare  of its  employees   and  seeks  to promote  work-life   balance  to  enable  the  employees   and  their  families   lead  happy  and contented  lives.  In this direction, the Government's policy  is to ensure that every employee is posted at a work  place where  she/he is most productive  and contributes  his / her best for improved   governance    and   efficient   delivery    public    services.   Further,   overall,    the Government   is   committed   to  right  placement   of the  staff  to  improve  efficiency  and accountability  in administration.

 2.          Accordingly,  in super session of the orders issued in the references  11"   & 12"  read above, the Government hereby  issue the following  guidelines  for transfer  of employees  for the year 2023.

 3.         The existing ban on transfer  of employees  imposed  in the references  11"  & 12" read above is relaxed  for the period  from  22" May  to  31" May  to ensure  right placement  of employees to secure optimum  productivity and commitment to furtherance of Government's development  objectives.

 Principles for Transfers and Postings:

 The following  principles  may be adopted while effecting transfer  of employees:

 i.          Transfers  shall be effected  only "on request" basis and on administrative grounds.

ii.       Employees  who completed 2 years of service at a station  as on 30"  April, 2023 are only eligible  for request  transfers  and those who completed 5 years of service at a station as on said date, shall be invariably transferred

 .       Service  in  all  cadres  at  a station  shall be counted  while  calculating  the  period  of stay.   Station means place (City, Town, Village) of actual working for the purpose of transfers and not office or institution.

iv.       However,  for State Audit Department,  station  means  Office  within  the Zone  as all

their offices are situated in the District Headquarters only.

v.       Preference will be given to below categories:

 a.   Employees  with  disabilities  of 40%  or  more  as  certified  by  a  competent authority as per the  norms of "persons with disabilities".

b.   Employees having mentally challenged children to a place where medical

facilities are available.

c.    Medical  grounds  for the diseases (either self or spouse or dependent children and  dependent  parents)  of Cancer,  Open  Heart  Operations,  Neuro  Surgery, Kidney Transplantation  to places where such facilities are available.

d.    Widow employee appointed on Compassionate appointments.

e.    Husband  and Wife cases (only one of the spouses  shall be shifted following the prescribed  procedure). Once the facility is utilized, the next request can be made only after five years.

 vi.        All  transfers   affected   by  following  the  procedure   where   employees   indicated preference for stations shall be treated as request transfers for the purpose of sanction of TTA and other transfer benefits.

vii.       Employees  shall invariably  be transferred  from their existing  location  on promotion

unless no such posts exist at a different location.

viii.       All vacancies in Notified  Agency areas shall be filled first before filling posts in the non - ITDA  areas.

ix.       The employees (Local  Cadres, Zonal  Cadres)  working in ITDA areas for more than

two years may be transferred  to the place  of their choice  subject  to fulfillment  of conditions stipulated  in this GO, with due preference to the inter-se seniority  among the employees working in these areas.

x.         For the purpose of posting in ITDA Areas the following shall be the criteria:

 1. The employees below 50 years of age.

2.  The employees  who have not worked earlier in the ITDA areas so far based on the length of service in plain area downwards.

 xi.      Besides  ITDA  areas,  areas which  are interior and backward  with  large  number of vacancies shall be given preference while filling up of vacancies  on transfers.  HoDs and District Collectors shall ensure the same.

 Procedure for Transfers:

 a) The relaxation on transfers shall be effective from   22"  May to  31" May  2023. b) All the transfers shall be effected  by the competent authorities  as per the existing orders  of delegation  subject  to the existing  Government  Orders  and conditions prescribed.

c) The Head of the Department  concerned  is responsible  for the implementation  of the transfer  orders  in the most transparent  manner  possible  without  giving any scope  for  complaints  /  allegations.  Any  violation  of these  guidelines  will  be viewed seriously

 .        The following  departments,  which have unique operational  systems  may devise their own  transfer   guidelines   relevant   to  their  Departments   subject   to  following   the  above guidelines. They include the revenue earning departments viz., i) Commercial Taxes; ii) Prohibition    &   Excise;    iii)   Stamps   &   Registration;   iv)   Transport    Department,    and v)Agriculture  Department. They shall also complete the process by  31May 2023.

 5.        The Education  Departments  viz., School Education, Higher Education,  Intermediate Education,  Technical  Education  and the Education  Departments  working  under the Welfare Departments are exempted  from the above transfer guidelines  and they may also devise their own transfer  guidelines  relevant  to their  Departments  with  the  prior  approval  of Finance Department.

 6.           The standing  instructions on the transfers  of office  bearers of recognized  Employees Associations   as   issued   in   Circular   Memo   No.   GAD0l-SW0SERA/27/2019-SW,   GA (Services  Welfare)  Department,   dt.15.06.2022   will  apply  i.e.,  not  to  transfer  the  office bearers of all the Recognized  Service Associations  in the State at State level,  District  level & Division/Taluk  level until their completion of three (3) terms or nine (9) years of stay in a particular station.

 7.           The visually  challenged  employees  are exempted  from  transfers  except  when they make a specific  request  for transfer.  As far as possible,  these  categories  of employees  may be posted at a place of their choice subject to availability of a clear vacancy.

 8.            The  requests  of the  employees  having  any charges  /ACB/Vigilance cases  pending against him / her shall not be considered  for transfer.  The Authority  shall  indicate the fact clearly against the name of that employee ifthere  is any request for transfer.

 9.        The ban on transfers  shall come into force with effect from  01.06.2023

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