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Govt Relaxes Policy on Transfers, Postings of Employees

Srinagar: Lieutenant Governer-led dispensation has relaxed its previous policy, enforced in October last year, regarding transfers and postings of employees in Jammu and Kashmir.

An order in this regard reads that “In view of the need to effect the transfers/postings of Government employees in the interest of administration, necessitated either on account of urgency involved or their stay beyond the prescribed period, there shall be a relaxation of Government Order No. 948-JK(GAD) of 2020 dated 15.10.2020.”

During the period of relaxation, according to the order, the Competent Authority as per Transaction of Business Rules of the Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir, shall effect transfers till 31st January, 2021, subsequent whereof, the restrictions imposed vide Government Order in this shall resume.

“It is further ordered that such transfers postings shall be effected in a manner that these are restricted to 15%, ensuring further that the employees having the maximum tenure are considered for transfer in the first instance and the others thereafter”, it reads further.

It is pertinent to mention here that the Government in its previous order dated October 15, 2020 had made it mandatory that “the transfers shall ordinarily be ordered in the first month of the financial year i.e April every year excluding the transfer of the teaching staff and transfers to Ladakh region” and “Transfers of teaching staff should be considered at the close of the academic session and must be avoided during the academic session.”

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