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Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited

(Corporate Office)

New Delhi – 110 001

                                     No. 6-1/2007-Restg.  

 Dated 7th May, 2008

BSNL’s Employee Transfer Policy

1. Purpose :

Transfers are in general necessitated due to requirements of filling up of posts, meeting staff requirements at tenure/hard tenure/unpopular/difficult stations, matching employee’s skills with job requirement, gainful deployment of surplus staff, sharing of shortages, even distribution of staff over recruiting zones, movement of staff from sensitive posts, other administrative requirements or meeting personal or tenure related requests etc.

2. Objectives of transfer policy :

(a)In the changing business environment, role/profile of employees needs to be augmented continuously. Functional managers need to be given on-the- job training and exposure in different types of work situations to develop them to be Business Managers. Similarly, non-executive employees need to be retrained and redeployed in new jobs/locations to meet the technology/market related changes in business of the company.

           (b)       Transfers/job rotation is required to achieve the following objectives:

(i)To achieve BSNL’s corporate goals through well developed personnel with an all around personality.


To have a mix of personnel positioned at different locations/jobs who have gained varied experience systematically.


To maintain/upkeep the ongoing functional activities/tasks such as telephone exchanges, customer service centers etc at all times.


To distribute the available manpower evenly in the SSA/Circle/service area of Company as per workload, keeping in view the zone of transferability as applicable to specific level/cadre.


To provide opportunities to work in different disciplines.


To enhance productivity and obviate monotony.


To ensure rotational redeployment of the personnel from sensitive posts.


To ensure continuity of management and systematic succession planning for key posts in middle and senior management level.


To fulfil the needs of employees nearing retirement for possible placement close to their home town or a location of their choice.

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