Rotational Transfer of Section Officers with more than 16 years of service in the same Ministry/Department

Rotational transfer policy was formulated by DOPT in respect of CSS Officers in all grades which was communicated recently by DOPT in its Office Memorandum 4/12/2011- CS-I(D) dated 02.03.2012, (Click here to read this Office Memorandum).

Now, in the first phase DOPT has come up with an implementation order  relating to the above mentioned Rotational Transfer policy, in which Section Officers also who have completed 16 years of service in the same Ministry or Department have been issued with transfer orders to different Ministry or department.

However, Section officers who have completed 16 years of service in one ministry or department but who are due for their superannuation within two years have been exempted from this rotational transfers.

This is the text of Office Memorandum F.No: 6/10/2012-CS-I (S) dated 05.03.2012 issued in this matter.

F. No. 6/10/2012-CS-I(S)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

2nd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
Khan Market, New Delhi.
Dated the 5th March, 2012.


Subject:- Rotational Transfer of Section Officers with more than 16 years of service in the same Ministry/Department.

   The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM No. 21/7/2011-CS.I (D) dated 08th September, 2011 vide which the details of Section Officers who have completed more than 7 years in the same Ministry/Department in whatever capacity was sought in connection with Lok Sabha Unstarred Question No. 1654 dated 10.08.2011. The information has since been received from Ministries/Departments and has been compiled. A decision has been taken in DOP&T to implement RTP in a systematic manner with the approval of the Competent Authority. The implementation schedule has been circulated to all the Ministries/Departments vide OM No. 4/12/2011- CS-I(D) dated 02nd March, 2012.

   2. In the first phase, after excluding those officers who are due to superannuation within two years, it is proposed to transfer the Section Officers as per Annexure-I & Annexure II, who have completed more than 16 years in the same Ministry/Department as on 01.01 .2012.

   3. Ministries/Departments and officers concerned may check the enclosed information and bring to the notice of this Department urgently if any other Section Officer with more than 16 years of service (excluding those who are due for superannuation within two years as on 01.01.2012) has been left out or if there is any other error/omission in the list.

   4. The officers indicated in annexure are requested to indicate their preferences for posting in the enclosed format Annexure-III which should reach CS-I Division by 9.03.2012. It may be noted that seeking option is only for the purpose of assisting this Department in deciding the posting and this should not in any way be construed as a right for claiming posting of choice. The option may be faxed at 24629414.

(Monica Bhatia)
Director, CS-I

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