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Transfer Policy for IDAS Officers, 2017: CGDA Order dated 08.09.2017

Transfer Policy for IDAS Officers – CGDA Orders dated 08.09.2017

Office of the CGDA

Ulan Batar Road, Palam, Delhi Cantt.-10

No. AN-I/1170/1/ Transfer Policy

Date: 08.09.2017


All IDAS officers

Subject: Transfer Policy for IDAS officers, 2017.

Transfer Policy for IDAS officers, 2017″duly approved by the Competent Authority is circulated herewith for information of all concerned.

(Sham Dev)


Transfer Policy for IDAS Officers, 2017

The Indian Defence Accounts Service has a cadre composed of directly recruited officers inducted through the UPSC Civil Services Examination as well as officers promoted from within the Department. Officers appointed to the Service have an all India liability including field service in or out of India. To achieve professionalism in the organizational goals, there is need to ensure career progression opportunities and individual growth and satisfaction to the officers.

The Defence Accounts Department is committed to provide a wide spectrum of Financial Management services to the Services and other related organizations like DRDO, BRO, Ordnance Factories, Coast Guard, etc. As per its mission statement, the department strives to achieve excellence and professionalism in accounting and financial services and in performing audit functions.


A transfer policy is imperative to meet the organizational goals and functional requirements of the cadre as well as to take into consideration professional and personal aspirations of the officers, thereby creating a motivated work force with an appropriate work-life balance. At the same time the policy does not preclude the placement of an officer due to administrative exigencies as well as the requirements of expertise for specific nature of jobs and to also give weightage to performance in the interest of achievement of specific targets or goals, including for extraordinary humanitarian considerations.

1. General principles:

These are in the nature of guiding principles to be followed within the broad framework of prevalent Government of India’s guidelines/ instructions and organisational requirements/administrative compulsions.

a. Transfers/Posting will be effected based on the recommendations of the duly constituted Defence Accounts Department Placement Board (DAPB) for IDAS officers.   The  composition   of DAPB  will be governed  by DOP& T guidelines  on the  subject.

b. Organisational     requirements    read   with   the   preamble    will   be  the   guiding principles.

c. The  DoPT/GOI   guidelines,   as  applicable,   shall  prevail  (e.g.   spouse,   medical grounds,   etc.).

d.   The  department    shall  endeavour   to  notify  transfers   by  February   so  as  to enable  their  effect/implementation    by April –  May of the year  so as to coincide with  the  academic   year/financial   year.  However,  transfers   can  be effected  at any  time  of the  year  on  other  grounds,   as  well  as  administrative   exigencies with  recorded  reasons.

e. Transfers/postings arising out of other grounds  like promotions/deputations/retirements    etc. will be effected  as and when  required.

f.     Officers   with   children    in  Class   10  and   Class   12  will   be   given   special consideration.     In case  of Class  12,   retention  will  be considered   till  July   of the calendar   year.

g. Officers  may communicate   3 valid choice  stations  during  December  along with educational   status  of their children.

h.  As  far  as  possible,   other  special  requests  may  also  be  projected   during  this exercise  to prevent  avoidable  displacements   for the organization   as well as the officer  affected.

i.   The  officers  having  less than  2 years  of service  before  superannuation   would be considered  for posting  as per their choice  as far as possible.

2.  Career  Progression:

A  planned  approach  to  cadre  planning  with  emphasis  on  optimum  human resource  utilization  and  associated  individual  growth  of  officers  is  proposed  to  be
enabled  through  the following  broad  methodology   of career  growth  linked to the defined area of expertise,   as far as possible  :

a. Total  career  span  under  consideration   excludes   both the  initial training phase  at NADFM,  before the first posting,  and the period  of HAG+ and beyond.

b. In the  initial  9 years  of the service,  it is desirable  that  the officer  should be given one field posting/independent        office      and     two verticals/organizations            so as to deal with  at least two  vertical  areas  of expertise.

c. Opportunities    like  Defence  Services  Staff  College  at Wellington,   IIPA, NOC etc. should  be invariably  utilized  every  year  and officers  deputed for the same.

d. An officer  should  be given opportunity  to handle  at least 3 vertical  areas of   expertise    during   their   career   span   to   have   a   comprehensive
experience   profile.

e.  The   broad areas   of  expertise required   by  the   Department can be categorized as follows:
i)          Payment  and Internal Audit.

ii)         Financial  Advice  and Public  Procurement.

iii)        Training  and Human  Resource  Development. iv)        Pay and Personal  Entitlements.
v)         Pension  and Ex-Servicemen   Welfare.

vi)        Financial  advise,  payment  and audit of DRDO.

vii)      Financial  advice,  payment  and audit of Ordnance  Factories. viii)     Applications   of IT systems.
ix)       Administration/Establishment/Discipline       matters. x)        Accounts  and Budget.
f.   Deputation  at Deputy  Secretary/Director   level,  JS level and Addl. Secretary  level should  be supported.  Deputations  both in  India  and abroad  may be encouraged.

3.        Promotee Officers in IDAS Cadre:

a.    The  cadre   includes   promotee   officers   also  who   require   special   attention due   to   their   age   and   stage   in   career   at   which   they   converge    with   the mainstream   IDAS Cadre.

b.      The   promotee    officers   on   promotion    may   preferably    be   posted   to   a different  office/station   from their  present  one.

c.     However,   if they  have  residual  service  of  5 years  then  as  far  as  possible they should  be adjusted  at stations  contiguous  to their stations  of choice.

4.        Tenures:

a.     For   the   government    notified   tenure   stations    and   J&K,   the   laid   down provisions  will prevail.

b.    A  minimum    tenure  of 2 years  shall  be ensured  at an  office  and  3 years  at a station.

c.   Overall  tenure   in a station  including  one  deputation   may  be  15 years / and 10 years  excluding  all deputations.

d.    Deputation   at  Joint  Secretary   level  and  above   may  be  in  addition   to  the 15 years’  overall  tenure  I 10 years’  overall tenure.

e.  Tenure  at HQrs  CGDA  office  and/or  at Training  Establishments   upto  3 years should   not  be  considered      in  maximum   limit.  If  an  officer   has  not  taken   up deputation   at the  level  of  Joint  Secretary,   a further   period  of  2  years  in  HQrs CGDA  or in Training  Establishment   is to be exempted  from  the  maximum  tenure of  10 years.  That  is to  say  that  the  total  maximum   tenure  at Station  will  be  15 years  (10+3+2)  in respect  of officers  who work  in HQrs CGDA for 5 years and opt not to go on deputation.

f.  Criteria  for considering  competing  requirements:

•    Prevailing  GOI provisions.

•    Past posting  record at the station.

•    Time  spent outside  the station.

•    Consideration   of APARs  with incentivization   to better   performance.

•    Past profile  of postings  and specific  area of expertise.

•    Residual  service.

g.   Criteria   for manning  offices for which there  are no volunteers:

•    Past profile  of postings.

•    The broad  requirement  of career  progression  enumerated   in para 2.

h.    Long  term  Training   Courses   (6  months  and  above)   not  to  be  included  for counting  tenure  at a station.

1.        EL/CCL/Study    Leave   more   than   3   months/90   days   will   be  excluded   for computing  the minimum  station tenure  of 2 years  as per DOP& T guidelines.

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