The education department on Tuesday announced the transfer policy-2014-15 of the education department, Punjab.
Education minister Sikander Singh Maluka said the teaching and non-teaching staff interested in transfers could submit their requests to the district education officers concerned through proper channel by May 26.
According to the policy, unmarried girls and widows will get priority and efforts should be made to adjust them at the nearest stations.
"Lists of vacant stations have already been uploaded on the websites of the education department and the district education officers. Transfer requests for inter-district level would be sought in the second phase," said the minister, adding that it was mandatory for the applicant to complete at least three years' stay in the existing school before applying for a transfer.
The department clarified that minimum transfers would be ordered based on the requirement of the schools. The transfers, he said, would be allowed only at vacant posts.
Besides, he said, the opportunity to these categories would be given only once as per the rules. He said the teachers of Rashtriya Madhyamik Sikhya Abhiyan (RMSA) seeking transfers would be adjusted only in the schools under the RMSA.