13.While transfers on administrative grounds and request transfers shall be governed by Rule 7 and Rules 8 & 9 above respectively, following guidelines shall also be applicable for transfer of Non-Executives within recruiting Circle/SSA :
For transfers involving station change within recruiting Circle/SSA, stay at the station shall be the criteria.
Seat/Section tenure will be four years and SSA tenure for Circle cadre staff shall be twelve years. For counting tenure, period of service rendered in previous cadre (s)/ grade (s) would also be counted. However, the period of service rendered as DRM/TSM shall be excluded. Break period of two years or more shall only be recognised while computing seat/section/SSA tenure.
Generally, transfer of employees who are more than 55 years of age as on 31st March of that financial year would be avoided for posting to tenure stations. Employees of 56 years or more (as on 31st March of the particular financial year) shall normally be exempted from transfers involving change of station. However, they can be rotated on the basis of seat/section tenure at the same station.
(iv)For transfer from urban to rural /unpopular stations identified as tenure station within a Circle/SSA, tenure period shall be two years. Competent authority for notifying unpopular stations for the purpose of tenure shall be the concerned Head of Circle. For effecting transfers from urban to such tenure stations, system of calling volunteers would be adopted & in the event of not getting adequate volunteers, employees of the cadre having longest stay at the station shall be transferred. Such transferred employees shall be eligible for choice posting at urban station on completion of the tenure, if necessary, by transferring out other employees with longest stay at the urban station. Posting of unwilling female employees to such tenure stations would be avoided. Persons posted at tenure stations may be allowed to continue even beyond two years tenure if they so volunteer. However, they would be subjected to the prevailing tenure limits.