Wednesday, June 22, 2016

G.O.Rt.No. 272 HM&FW – Guidelines for transfer of Employees in HM&FW Department – Orders – Issued.

G.O.Rt.No. 272  – Guidelines for transfer of Employees in HM&FW Department – Orders – Issued.
G.O.Rt.No. 272 – Guidelines for transfer of Employees in HM&FW Department – Orders – Issued./2016/06/gortno-272-hm-guidelines-for-transfer-of-employees-in-HMFW-Department-orders-issued.html

Read the Following

1.G.O.Ms.No.102, Fin. (HR-I.PLG.POLICY) Dept., dt.10-06-2016.
2.G.O.Ms.No.105, Fin. (HR-I.PLG.POLICY) Dept., dt.15-06-2016.

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In the G.Os. read above, orders have been issued relaxing ban on transfer of employees, accordingly in order to ensure transparent procedure to provide “equitable opportunity” to all staff members, the following guidelines and procedures are issued for strict compliance:-


1.   All transfer and postings should be made through online procedure and based on the preferences given by the employees.

2.   Employees with station seniority of 2 years are eligible for request transfer subject to availability of vacancies and ceiling limit. No TTA / joining time  etc., shall be granted in case of request transfers.

3.   For the purpose of defining station seniority, service at the station in all cadres and in all the offices located in station should be considered. In case of urban areas, the institutions located within a urban agglomeration with the same HRA shall be counted as a single duty station.

4.   Transfers should not exceed 20% of any one cadre.

5.   The transfers should be affected from focal to non-focal, non-focal to  nonfocal 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 is defined as follows:

Focal Post
Institutions located in all District Head Quarters and Cities / Towns with 20% HRA
Non-Focal Post
Institutions located in cities with 14.5% or 12% of HRA

6.   The transfers should not violate the six point formula, as notified in G.O.Ms.No.610, G.A. (SPF.A) Dept., dt.30-12-1985, and as amended from time to time.

7.   The principal office bearers of recognised associations and A.P. Govt. Class- IV employees association are exempted from transfers in accordance subject to fulfilling the conditions laid down in the instructions issued in GAD & HM&FW Department. The list of recognised associations should be obtained from the GAD by the respective HoDs. For these exemptions from transfers, HOD will be personally responsible, if there is any undue benefit endowed on any individual or association.

8.   Transfer and posting of specialist doctors shall be strictly to the specialist  post to which they belong. Specialists shall not be posted in any post earmarked for a different specialty all specialist doctors should be placed only in secondary and tertiary institutions.

9.   Mis-match postings are strictly prohibited. There shall be no doctor working in mismatch posts in any medical institution.

10.              While effecting the transfers, competent authority shall give priority as follows:

a.    Longest standing employee downwards.
b.    Employee working in the institutions located in ITDA areas.
c.    Employees with disability of 40% or more as certified by a competent authority as per “Persons with Disabilities” Act 1995.
d.   Employees having mentally challenged children can be transferred to a place where medical facilities are available.
e.    Medical grounds for the diseases viz of Cancer, Heart Operations, Neurosurgery, Bone TB, Kidney Transplantation can be transferred to places where such facilities are available. The medical condition should be either self or spouse or dependent children or dependent parents.
f.     The employees who are retiring within one year shall not be transferred.
g.   The employees who are to be promoted during the panel year shall not be disturbed.


11.              All the procedures for the transfers i.e. submission of application, publication of vacancies, publication of Merit list based on station seniority, submission  of grievances, grievance Redressal and allocation of postings should be done online.

12.             All employees who have completed two years and requesting for transfers should submit their application online. After submitting application online, applicant should download the PDF format of application and submit signed copy to the respective designated authority as detailed below:

District Cadre
DM&HO / District coordinator of Hospital Services
State Cadre
Commr., APVVP (State HODs)

13.              All the appointing authorities mentioned above shall publish the list of vacancies. List of vacancies should include clear vacancies, posts that are occupied by mismatches.

14.              The employees should indicate maximum of three choices of posting / place. In case of non-submission of choice of places then posting will be allocated based on the availability of vacancies.

15.              Based on the (i) choice of places, (ii) availability of vacancies, (iii) merit list based on station seniority and priorities as indicated at para 10; posting will be allocated online and transfer proceedings will be generated online.

16.              Appointing authorities should download the transfer proceedings and communicate the signed copies to the employees.

17.              For categories to which Govt. is competent authority to issue transfer orders, proposals should be submitted to Govt. by respective HoDs, well in advance with specific remarks / justification.


 18.  Employees can submit their grievances online.

19.  Appointing authorities shall verify the grievances and redress the grievance found to be genuine. In case the grievance is not genuine or not feasible, the same has to be intimated to the applicant through e-mail.

20.  If the employee feels that his grievance is not redressed, he can also make an application to the respective Head of Department online.

21.  Without addressing the grievances, appointing authorities should not finalise the list of vacancies, list of transfers etc.