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Punjab issues transfer policy for govt staff

The Punjab government on Wednesday said general postings and transfers of government officers and officials within the state would be done till June 30.

chandigarh Updated: Jun 10, 2015 21:56 IST
HT Correspondent

The Punjab government on Wednesday said general postings and transfers of government officers and officials within the state would be done till June 30.

The transfers would be made against vacant posts, except where the transfers are justified on administrative or compassionate grounds. The gazetted or non-gazetted employees retiring within the next two years would be allowed to continue on the same district or at the same station of postings till retirement, as far as possible, according to a government spokesperson.

In the case of both husband and wife in government service, the couple would be posted at one station for a period of not more than five years. Thereafter, they would be transferred as per the policy. Even if the wife is in government service and the husband is working in a private undertaking, the same policy would be adopted.

Efforts would be made to post unmarried girls and widows at stations suitable to them, as far as possible. The spokesman explained that unmarried girls and widows would be given preference over couples in the matter of posting and transfers at stations convenient to them.

The spokesperson said the state government would be considerate in the postings and transfers of handicapped and visually challenged employees. A sympathetic attitude would be adopted while posting or transferring a government employee or officer whose child is mentally challenged and efforts would be made to post them at the place of their choice, the spokesperson added.

A stay of three years and five years, respectively, would be treated as the minimum and maximum period at a particular place. For employees transferrable within the state, particularly Group A and B officers, no employee would be allowed to serve in one district beyond a period of seven years at his place of service, within a particular office, seats having sensitive nature of work such as extensive public dealings, establishment, monetary sanctions etc would be clearly defined and the maximum stay would be kept at two years.

Employees or officers posted in border areas, bet areas (along riverbanks) and kandi areas would remain there for a minimum period of two years, the spokesperson added.

A stay of three years and five years, respectively, would be treated as the minimum and maximum period of posting at a particular place

If both husband and wife are in government service, the couple would be posted at one station for a period of not more than five years. Thereafter, they would be transferred as per the policy. Even if the wife is in government service and the husband is working in a private undertaking, the same policy would be adopted.

The transfer of any employee before completing the minimum three-year tenure would not be ordered except under rare circumstances of punishment or clearly spelt-out administrative reasons.