Guidelines for Rotational Transfers of Postal Officials in 2023-24

The Bharatiya Pratiraksha Mazdoor Sangh (BPMS) has written a letter to the Secretary of the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) and the Special Secretary of the Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance, requesting the extension of a recent Supreme Court verdict to all similarly placed non-petitioner employees.

The verdict stated that employees who have earned annual increments for rendering one year of service prior to their retirement cannot be denied the benefit of the annual increment which they have actually earned solely on the ground that they retired on attaining the age of superannuation on the very next day.

The BPMS believes that this extension will ensure that all retiring government employees are treated equally and fairly, and the decision will go a long way in achieving that goal.

Guidelines for rotational transfers of Group ‘C’, Group ‘B’ and Group ‘A’ 2023-24

No. X-12/2/2023-SPN-II
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg
New Delhi – 110 001
Dated: 26 April, 2023

To,

(a) All Chief Postmasters General
(b) Chief General Manager, BD / Parcel / PLI Directorate
(c) Director RAKNPA / GM CEPT / Director, all Postal Training Centres

Subject: Guidelines for rotational transfers of Group ‘C’, Group ‘B’ (Gazetted and Non-Gazetted) and Group ‘A’ (JTS and STS) officials / officers working in a Circle for the year 2023-24 – reg.

Keeping in view surge in COVID-19 cases from time to time and considering well-being of Postal employees, following rotational transfer guidelines have been approved by the Competent authority in respect of rotational transfer of all Group ‘C’, Group ‘B’ (Gazetted and Non-gazetted) and Group ‘A’ (JTS and STS) officials / officers working in a Circle:

(i) No out of station transfer on account of station tenure

(ii) Extension of one year shall be allowed to all those who have completed their post tenure on non-sensitive posts.

(iii) Extension of one year shall be allowed to all those who have completed their post tenure in sensitive posts and who cannot be rotated at the station, provided their past record is up to the mark and clean.

(iv) However, SPMs of single handed post offices and those double handed offices that are functioning as single handed offices shall not be given extension except in cases as para (vii) below.

(v) The officials / officers working on sensitive posts and granted extension during last year may not be granted further extension this year.

(vi) CPMG is authorised to grant extension of one more year, in addition to as mentioned in para (ii) above on a non-sensitive post in cases of extreme COVID related distress on extreme compassionate grounds only.

(vii) CPMG is authorised to grant up to six months extension to SPMs of single handed Post Office and those double handed Offices that are functioning as single handed offices in cases of extreme COVID related distress on extreme compassionate grounds and where they could not be rotated at the same station, provided their past record is up to the mark and clean.

(viii) Transfers at own request and cost will be allowed.

(ix) Transfers in the interest of service will be allowed with the approval of next higher authority. In case, where the CPMG is the competent authority for such transfer, he/she would not require approval of next higher authority.

  1. These guidelines shall be in continuation to instructions contained in letter no. X-12/1/2019-SPN-11-Part(1) dated 28.01.2022 issued on the subject and shall remain in force till 31.03.2024 or until further orders, whichever is later.

Yours faithfully

(Dileep Singh Sengar)
Assistant Director General (SPN)

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