Hyderabad: The TS and AP governments issued a joint notification on guidelines for interstate transfer of employees. TS Chief Secretary S.P. Singh and his AP counterpart Dinesh Kumar said employees who seek interstate transfer have to apply to the head of the department within a month. The administrative department will process the applications and issue orders as per the prescribed procedure within two months.
The departments proposing interstate transfers of local and state cadre employees on spouse grounds or on mutual basis shall furnish information in the specified format which will have to be signed by the special chief secretary, principal secretary or secretary after verification. Interstate transfers of staff either on spouse grounds or on mutual basis shall be considered. The proposals for interstate transfers on personal or medical grounds would not be entertained.
The transfers are permissible once in the service of the employee. The notification said that there should be a clear vacancy to consider application for interstate transfer. On transfer to a state, the local / state cadre employee will be considered to the district/zone to which he is local in terms of the provisions of the Presidential Order, subject to availability. In case of request transfer on spouse grounds only one spouse shall be transferred to other state where the spouse is working on regular basis.