PUBLIC SERVICES – Transfer of Employees – Lifting of the Ban – Further instructions – Issued.




G.O.Ms.No.144                                            Dated :  07-06-2005

                                                                Read the Following:-


1.      G.O.Ms.No.115, Fin (W&M) Deptt., 22-2-2003

2.      G.O.Ms.No.648, Fin (W&M) Deptt., 15-9-2004

3.      G.O.Ms.No.119, Fin (W&M) Deptt., 30-4-2005

4.      From G.A. (Services Welfare) Department Cir.

 Memo No. 26135/Ser.Wel/2002-1, dt. 19-06-2002.



O R D E R :



1.     Orders were issued in G.O.Ms.No. 119, Finance (W&M) Department, dt. 30-04-2005 continuing general ban on transfers. In view of the representations from Employee Associations and with a view to improve administrative efficiency, Government relaxes the ban subject to the following conditions:


i)                  The relaxation of ban is valid only for the period from 15th June 2005 to 30th June 2005.  All the transfers by the competent  authorities as defined shall be completed before 30-6-2005.  All the persons transferred shall report at the new place of posting before 10-07-2005 subject to joining time provision.  Any violation of this condition shall be viewed seriously by the government.


ii)                The relaxation of ban applies to School Education Department also and the detailed guidelines for transfer of teachers will be issued by the School Education Department separately.


iii)             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.


iv)              Transfers shall be done by counseling. All the employees seeking transfer will be asked for three preferences and accommodated as far as possible. When more than one employee opts a particular place, the preference shall be given to the senior most employee subject to the employee not having charges pending against him.


v)                In each department, the number of transfers effected shall be barest minimum required for administrative efficiency. In any case not more than 25% of employees in each cadre/category and in each competent authority’s jurisdiction shall be transferred.


vi)              The following departments will follow the specific government orders issued in G.O.Ms.No.115, Finance (W&M) Department, dt.22-02-2003 and G.O.Ms.No.648, Finance (W&M) Department, dt.  15-9-2004


a)      Commercial Taxes Department

b)      Transport Department

c)       Stamps and Registration Department

d)      Excise Department

e)      Forest Department


vii)           No employee who has put in less than four years of service shall be transferred.  Service in all cadres at a station will be counted while calculating period of stay.


viii)         If the employees who have put in more than 4 years of service, constitute more than 25% of the total strength, the employees who have put in longer service at a particular station shall be transferred without exceeding the overall ceiling of 25%.


ix)              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.


x)                In case of employees working in  the  mandals  specified  in G.O.Ms.No. 591, Finance (W&M) Department, dt. 20-5-2002, the eligibility for transfers shall be 3 years instead of 4 years.


xi)              The employees who are retiring before 1-4-2006 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.


xii)           While effecting transfers, competent authorities shall give precedence to the employees seeking transfers on medical grounds for the diseases (either self or spouse or dependent children) of cancer, heart operations, neurosurgery, bone TB, kidney transplantation to places where such facilities are available. 


xiii)         The competent authority shall also  give precedence to the married couple to be posted in the same place.  Only one of the spouses shall be shifted following the prescribed process.


xiv)         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 TTA and other transfer benefits.


xv)            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.


2.  This order is available in the internet and can be accessed at the address







All Departments of Secretariat.

All Heads of Departments.

All Collectors.

The Registrar, High Court of Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad.

The Secretary, A.P.P.S.C., Hyderabad.

The Registrar, A.P. Administrative Tribunal, Hyderabad.

The Accountant General, Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad.

The Pay and Accounts Officer, Hyderabad.

The Director of Treasuries and Accounts, A.P., Hyderabad.

All District Treasury Officers.

All Officers/Sections in Finance Department.

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