GO.175 Ban Lifted on AP Employees Transfers upto 30th Sep | Guidelines for Transfers 2014

GO.175 Ban Lifted on AP Employees Transfers upto 30th Sep 2014. Guidelines for Transfers of Employees for 2014. As expected by Employees of Andhra Pradesh, The Govt of AP has lifted Ban on Employees General Transfers upto 30th Sep 2014 and released the Guidelines for Transfers of Employees. This Relaxation of Ban on Transfers came into effect immediately. All Head of Departments likely to issue orders for their Employees.
GO.175 Ban Lifted on AP Employees Transfers upto 30th Sep 2014 Guidelines for Transfers 2014

GO.175 Ban Lifted on AP Employees Transfers upto 30th Sep 2014

PUBLIC SERVICES – Transfers of employees – Lifting of ban on transfers up to 30th September, 2014 – Instructions/guidelines - Orders – Issued.
G.O.Ms.No.175 Dated: 19.08.2014
Read the following:-
1) G.O.Ms.NO.119,Finance(DCM-III)Dept.,dt.17-5-2013.
2) Representation of A.P.N.G.O’s Association, dt.5-8-2014 Received on 16-8-2014.

  1. In the reference 1st read above, orders were issued imposing the ban on transfers except in respect of certain cases referred therein.
  2. The Government after careful consideration hereby relax the ban on transfers immediately, subject to the following conditions.
    i) The departments are free to transfer all executive functionaries.
    ii) Those Ministerial staff who have completed 3 years at a Station be transferred. Station means place (City, Town, and Village) of actual working for the purpose of transfers and not office or institution.
    iii) Secretariat staff are excluded from the above.
    iv) The transfers of Teachers be done by following the method of counselling.
    v) The process of transfers shall be completed by 30th September.
    vi) Separate guidelines will be issued by the Medical &Health Department, Collegiate Education Department and Intermediate Education Department in case of transfer of specialist Doctors and Lecturers.
    vii) The ban on transfers will come into force with effect from 1st October,2014.
 Update: GO.176 Dated 21/8/2014 In continuation of the orders issued in the G.O 175 read above, it is hereby instructed that all the Departments shall take adequate care to fill up the vacancies in Rural and Remote areas on
priority, while effecting transfers. 

Draft Guidelines for Transfers of Employees

  1. The relaxation of ban applies to School Education and Higher Education Departments and the detailed guidelines for transfer of Teachers / Lecturers will be issued by the School Education / Higher Education Departments separately. These guidelines should be in consonance with the guidelines in this G.O. A care should be taken not to effect the academic interest i.e, existing vacancy position shall be taken into consideration. 
  2. IV) All the transfers have to be effected by the competent authorities, as per the existing orders, on delegation, subject to the existing Government orders and conditions prescribed herein. The competent authority shall submit the transfer proposals to the next higher authority where transfers are on administrative grounds, who will not approve the transfers unless absolutely necessary and after recording reasons for accepting the proposals (such transfers should also be within the ceiling prescribed herein). 
  3. v) All transfers other than the transfers for administrative reasons shall be done by counselling. Counselling will be conducted by asking all the employees seeking for three preferences to transfer and accommodating to the extent possible. When more than one employee opts for a particular place, preference shall be given to the employee who has put in longest service in a particular station, subject to that the employee not having any charges pending against him/her. 
  4. vi) The employees who are retiring before 30th September, 2015 shall not be transferred. The standing instructions on the transfers of Office Bearers of recognized employees’ unions as issued in Circular Memo No.26135/Ser. Welfare/2002-1 of G.A. (Services) Department, dt.19.6.2002 shall be followed scrupulously. 
  5. vii) While effecting the transfers, the competent authority shall give priority as given below, subject to satisfaction of other condition specified in this G.O. 
  6. a. Long standing employee downwards. 
  7. b. Employee working in “hardship areas”. 
  8. c. Employees with outstanding record on request. 
  9. d. Employees with disabilities of 40% or more as certified by a competent authority as per “Persons with Disabilities (P.W.D) (Equal opportunities, protection of rights and full participation) Act, 1995. 
  10. e. Husband and Wife cases (Only one of the spouses shall be shifted following the prescribed procedure). 
  11. f. Employees having mentally retarded children to a place where medical facilities are available. 
  12. g. Cases of compassionate appointment. 
  13. h. Medical grounds for the diseases (either self or spouse or dependent children and dependent parents) of Cancer, Heart Operations, Neurosurgery, Bone TB, Kidney transplantation to places where such facilities are available. 
  14. viii) The transfers shall be effected from focal to non-focal, non-focal to non-focal or from non-focal to focal posts only. In no case, persons shall be transferred from one focal post to another focal post. The focal and non-focal post shall be as defined by the department concerned. 
  15. ix) The provisions of G.O.Ms.No.610, G.A.(SPF-A) Dept, dt.30.12.1985 will be strictly adhered to and the ratios prescribed maintained. 
  16. x) The existing instructions on posting of second level and higher level Gazetted Officers to their native districts shall be followed. 
  17. xi) All the transfers effected by following the procedure where employees indicated preference for stations shall be treated as request transfers for the purpose of sanction of T.T.A. and other transfer benefits. 
  18. xii) The competent authority shall be personally responsible for compliance with the guidelines prescribed above and any deviation from the guidelines herein shall be viewed seriously. The officer immediately superior to competent authority shall ensure that all the transfers are as per the existing government orders and are kept at barest minimum. 
  19. xiii) The transfer policy should be an effective tool in capacity building with departmental employees getting a variety of experience within the department, thus becoming more fit to hold higher responsibilities. 
  20. xv) No relaxation proposal will be entertained by any department for a period of six months commencing from 30th September, 2014. Thereafter, Secretaries will review department wise, quarterly, and the number of relaxations given within their departments and submit the same to Chief Secretary / Chief Minister for information. 
  21. xvi) Station means place (City, Town, and Village) of actual working for the purpose of transfers and not office or institution. 
  22. 3. It is also ordered that the Revenue earning Departments viz. 1) Commercial Taxes Department, 2) Prohibition & Excise Department and 3) Stamps & Registration Departments TR&B Department and also the Forest Department, shall issue separate guidelines, in consonance with the guidelines in this G.O during the above relaxation period.