Chandigarh, Apr 30 (UNI) The Punjab Government today issued guidelines for the general postings and transfers of government officers and officials in the state for 2008-09.
Informing this here today, a spokesman for the Punjab Government said the transfers would be done from June 1 to June 30.
However, the process of transfers in the departments of Cooperation, Food and Civil Supplies and Technical Education and Industrial Training would be made from July 1 to July 31.
Giving details of the broad guidelines to be adopted for the transfers, the spokesman said that as per the policy of the state government, transfers would be kept to the barest minimum and would be made against vacant post except where the transfers were justified on administrative or compassionate grounds.
He also said the employees whether gazetted or non-gazetted due to retire within next two years, would be allowed to continue in the same district or at the same station of postings till retirement as far as possible.
Referring to the transfer policy for couple cases, he said that when husband and wife both were serving the Government it was desirable to keep them at one station for a period of not more than five years, thereafter they would be transferred as per the policy. Even in the cases where the wife was in government service and the husband was working in private undertaking, the same attitude would be adopted. However, 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 couple cases in the matter of posting and transfers at stations convenient to them.
The spokesman further said that to mitigate the suffering of the handicapped and the blind employees, the state government would be considerate in posting and transferring them.
Sympathetic attitude would be adopted while posting or transferring a government employee or officers whose child was mentally challenged and efforts would be made to post them at the place of their choice, the spokesman said.
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