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Govt orders new transfer, posting policy for employees

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Srinagar: Government of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday announced new policy regarding transfer and postings for its employees.

The new transfer policy says that transfers shall ordinarily be ordered in the first month of the financial year in April every year excluding the transfer of the teaching staff and transfers to Ladakh region.

It says transfers of teaching staff shall be considered at the close of the academic session and must be avoided during the academic session.

The calendar is mandatorily to be followed while affecting the transfers of government employees. The notification of the calendar has been made with the intent of ensuring that the transfers are limited to a particular period of the financial year so that minimum dislocations occur during the financial year which would ensure better outcomes in the implementation of various government schemes and policies, reads a government order about the new transfer policy.

An official press release said that the practice of effecting transfers throughout the year is adversely effecting the implementation of schemes and policies of the government. Accordingly, it is hereby ordered that the transfers from now onwards shall strictly be made only within the period notified in the calendar.

Order also added that any transfer which is required to be effected on administrative grounds beyond the notified calendar, shall be effected only with the approval of the Lieutenant Governor.

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