Vijayawada: The Andhra Pradesh government has relaxed the ban on transfer of employees from June 8 to 17, to ensure right placement for them and to ensure optimum productivity. Special chief secretary Shamsher Singh issued the GO on Tuesday.
The government has issued a set of guidelines for transfers and postings of employees. The ban on transfers shall again come into force from June 18.
Accordingly, the transfers shall be effected only ‘on request’ basis and also on administrative grounds. Employees who completed five years shall be invariably transferred. The service in all cadres at a station will be counted for calculating the period of stay.
Preference in transfers will be given to employees with disabilities of 40 per cent or more as certified by a competent authority and those having mentally challenged children to a place where medical facilities are available.
Transfer will be effected on medical grounds for the diseases (either self or spouse or dependent children and dependent parents) like cancer, or those requiring open-heart operations, neuro surgery or kidney transplant to places where such facilities are available.
Preference will also be given to requests from widow employees appointed on compassionate grounds and husband-and-wife cases.
All transfers effected 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.
Employees shall be transferred from their existing location on promotion unless no such posts exist at a different location. All vacancies in notified agency areas shall be filled first before filling posts in the non-ITDA areas. The employees working in ITDA areas for more than two years may be transferred to the place of their choice subject to fulfillment of conditions mentioned in the GO.
The following departments may devise their own transfer guidelines relevant to their departments subject to the guidelines. These include: commercial taxes, prohibition and excise, stamps and registration, transport and agriculture.
The departments like higher education, skill development and training and health, medical and family welfare except APVVP are exempted from the purview of the above transfer relaxation where permissions were granted recently.
The transfers and postings made through orders to serve in the restructured district/division offices during the recent district restructuring are also exempted from the transfer relaxation.