Post Office Rotational Transfer Clarification For Station Tenure – PDF Rulings

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No. 2-1/2019-SPN-II
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts (Personnel Division)
Dak Bhawan,
Sansang Mars New Delhi — 110
dated 24 June 2019
All Chief Postmasters General / Postmasters General Ghia( General Manager).
BD Directoram / Parcel Directorate / PLI Directorate Director.
RARDPA / CEPT / Directors Mall Proc Addl. Director General, Army Postal Service, New Delhi
All General Managers (Finance) / Directors Postal Amount./ DDAP
Subject: Rotational transfer – Clarification
I am directed to refer to Directorate’s communication number 141-141/2013- SPN-11 dated 17.01.2019 vide which revised ‘Guidelines for transfer’ was circulated to all Postal Circles. References were received from various Postal Circles / Service Associations pointing out some difficulties and seeking clarifications. The references have examined and clarified as under:
Clarification 1:
Whether continuous service rendered by an employee in different cadres at a particular station is to be counted cumulative for station tenure of 6 years or not.

As per the provision of station tenure, officials who are working at a particular station for a period of 6 years or more has to be transferred/rotated outside that station. Service rendered at a particular station in all cadres (PA, LSG, LSG-II, HSG etc.) will be counted for the purpose.

2. Whether the rotational transfer will also be followed in RMS Wing

Vide communication no. 12.1/2019-SPN II dated 07.05.2019 Group ‘C’ 6848 officials have been exempted from the provision of 6 years of station tenure. In respect of other officials rotational transfer will apply.

3. Exempt the officials appointed on compassionate ground from the condition of probation period or 2 years of regular service while considering their request for transfer under Rule-38 as they are appointed to support their family.

Officials appointed on compassionate ground are appointed against the vacancy of Direct Recruitment. There is no separate quota of vacancy for compassionate appointment. Therefore, such officials shall not be exempted from the condition of probation period of 2 years of regular service while considering their request for transfer under Rule-38.

4. Whether the officials who completed six years of station tenure but not completed Post tenure shall be transferred.

Official who complete station tenure or six years but does not complete post tenure will also be transferred as per guidelines

5.Transfer of officials in city centric Divisions whore minty of the officials working in City cannot be accommodated in remaining jurisdiction of the Division i.e. outside the city. The application of 6 years of station tenure on Group ‘C’ officials will create so many problems administratively including huge expenditure en TA.

The provision of Station tenure of six years will normally not be enforced to PA / LSG / HSG-II / HSG-I officials except ordered m administrative interest and under exigencies of service. However sufficient number of willing officials from a particular station to other station and vice-versa are available, station transfer must be carried out on completion of station tenure of 6 mars and in such circumstances official(s) with longest tenure at a particular station will be transferred.

6.Application received prior to 17.01.2019.

Transfer request application received upto 31.12.2018 in respect of earlier guidelines dated 31.07.2018 and transfer request received between 01.01.2019 to 16.01.2019 which has not been processed, shell be treated as to be received between la April 306, June and shall be dealt accordingly.

7.Whether temporary transfer can be considered when the disciplinary ease is pending/contemplated?

If any vigilance case / disciplinary proceeding is pending against an official then his / her case shall not be considered for temporary transfer.

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