Punjab education minister Sikander Singh Maluka on Friday announced the transfer policy in the department, issuing guidelines for general postings and transfers of officials during 2013-14.
Employees in the education department can file applications for transfer by July 20 with their respective district education officers (DEOs), after which no application would be entertained.
The pro forma for such applications has been uploaded on the website www.ssapunjab.org. Candidate can also apply online.
The process of transfers would be accomplished within 15 days, he said.
"The transfers would be kept to the barest minimum and would be made against vacant posts except where transfers were justified on administrative or compassionate grounds," he said. He also said employees (gazetted or non-gazetted) due to retire on or before July 31, 2014, would not be eligible for transfer.