Tuesday, 8 May 2018

G.O.MS.No.57, Dated: 08-05-2018​. Transfers and Postings of Employees – Guidelines /Instructions-Modification Orders – Issued.


Public Services – Human Resources – Transfers and Postings of Employees –
Guidelines /Instructions-Modification Orders – Issued.

G.O.MS.No. 57                  Dated: 08-05-2018​.

Read the following:-
1. G.O.Ms.No.98, Finance (HR.I) Department, dated. 04-08-2015.
2. G.O.Ms.No.140, Finance (HR.I) Department, dated. 16-11-2015.
3. G.O.Ms.No.102, Finance (HR.I-Plg. & Policy) Department, dt.10-06-2016.
4. G.O.Ms.No.123, Finance (HR.I-Plg. & Policy) Department, dt.28-06-2016.
5. G.O.Ms.No.64, Finance (HR.I-Plg. & Policy) Department, dt.21-04-2017.
6. G.O.Ms.No.72, Finance (HR.I-Plg. & Policy) Department, dt.05-05-2017.
7. G.O.Ms.No.75, Finance (HR.I-Plg. & Policy) Department, dt.09-05-2017.
8. GO Ms No 54 Finance(HR.I.Plg.Policy) Department dated 02.05.2018

   In supersession of orders issued in the reference eighth read above, the
Government hereby issue following guidelines for transfer of employees for 2018.

2. The existing ban on transfer of employees imposed vide reference 5
th cited is relaxed for the period from 5th May, 2018 to 4th June, 2018 to ensure right placement of employees to secure optimum productivity and commitment to furtherance of Government’s development objectives.

Principles for Transfers and Postings:

3. The following principles may be adopted while effecting transfer of

   A. Transfers shall be effected only on the following grounds.
      i. Mutual Grounds
      ii. On Request.

   B. Employees seeking transfer on these grounds shall have completed
three years of continuous service as on 1st May,2018 in all cadres at
the present station. Station means place (City, Town, Village) of actual working for the purpose of transfers and not office or institution.

   C. Transfers on request shall be considered by the competent authority
only against an existing clear vacancy.
      i. Request transfers shall be considered by the competent authorities only in respect of employees fulfilling one or more of the conditions mentioned below:
          a. Visually challenged persons.
          b. Employees with disabilities of 40% or more as certified by a competent authority as per “persons with disabilities”.
          c. 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 eight years.
          d. Employees having mentally challenged children to a place
where medical facilities are available.
          e. Widow employee appointed on Compassionate basis.
          f. 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 available.
      ii. While considering the request transfers based on above conditions, preference shall be given to the employee with the longest tenure at a particular duty station, seniority in the cadre and outstanding performance record.

   D. In case of mutual transfers, both the employees seeking transfer on
mutual grounds shall have completed three (3) years of service as on
1st May,2018 at their present respective stations.

   E. Transfers on mutual grounds or request grounds shall not be done
between the offices located in same station.

Procedure for Transfers:

      a. The relaxation on transfers shall be effective from 5th May, 2018 to 4th June, 2018.
      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 following procedure may be prescribed while undertaking this exercise:
          i) The department must undertake the transfer exercise in a
transparent process using IT application.
          ii) The authority effecting transfers shall notify the existing vacancies
category-wise by 10th May, 2018.
          iii) The vacancies and the preferences of employees shall be exhibited
at a prominent place in the premises of the office as well as in Departmental web site.
          iv) All the applications on request / mutual transfers shall reach the c
ompetent authority on or before 15th May 2018. The competent
authority shall examine/scrutinize the applications and shall process them on or before 24th May 2018. The orders of transfer shall be issued by the competent authority by 30th May 2018. All the transferred employees shall join in the new places on or before the AN of 4th June 2018 without fail.
      d. 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 by the Government.


a. These guidelines are applicable to all the departments including the
revenue earning departments viz. i) Commercial Taxes; ii) Prohibition &
Excise; iii) Stamps & Registration; iv) Transport, Medical & Health,
Agriculture and Non-teaching staff of Educational Institutions of
Education & Welfare Departments.
b. These guidelines are not applicable to teaching staff of Education &
Welfare Departments (School Education, Higher (Intermediate &
collegiate) Education, Technical Education and Residential institutions
4. 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 this fact clearly against the name of that employee if there is any
request for transfer.
5. No TA / DA will be paid to the employees as these transfers are effected at
their request.
6. The ban on transfers shall come into force with effect from 5th
 JUNE, 2018.




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