Transfer Policy on Spouse Ground

Transfer Policy on Spouse Ground

Posting of husband and wife who are in Government Service at different stations is a big problem for spouses. The Government of India do understand the problems faced by the employees so various guidelines are provided in relation to Transfer Policy on Spouse Ground.

The consolidated guidelines of O.M. F.NO.28034/9/2009-Estt.(A) dated 30.09.2009,Government of India, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, (Department of Personnel and Training) in reference to the posting of husband and wife at the same station is as follows:

(i) where the spouses belong to the same All India Services or two of the All India Services namely IAS,IPS and Indian Forest Service (Group A):

The spouse may be transferred to the same cadre by providing for a cadre transfer of one spouse to the cadre of the other spouse on the request of the member of Service subject to the member of service not being posted under this process to his/ her home cadre. Posting within the cadre will, ofcourse, fall within the purview of the state government.

(ii) where on spouse belongs to one of the All India Services and the other spouse belongs to one of the Central Services:

The cadre controlling authority of the central services may post the officer to the station, or if there is no post in that station to the state where the other spouse belonging to the All India Services is posted.

(iii) where the spouses belong to the same central services:

The cadre controlling authority may post the spouses to the same station.

(iV) where one spouse belongs to one central service and the other spouse belongs to another central service:

The spouse with the longer service at a station may apply to the appropriate cadre controlling authority who may post the said officer to the station, or if there is no post in that station to the nearest station where the post exists. In case that authority after consideration of the request is not in a position to accede to the request on the basis of non-availability of the vacant post, the spouse with lesser service may apply to the appropriate cadre authority and that authority will consider such request for posting the said officer to the station or if there is no post in that station to the nearest station where the post exists.

(v) where one spouse belongs to an All India Service and the other spouse belongs to a Public Sector undertaking:

The spouse employed under the PSU may apply to the competent authority who may post the person to the station, or if the PSU has no post therein to the state where the other spouse serves.

(vi) where one spouse belongs to a Central Service and the other spouse belongs to a PSU:

The PSU spouse may apply to the competent authority who may post the officer to the station, or if the PSU has no post therein, to the station nearest to the station where the other spouse serves.

If, however, the request cannot be granted because the PSU has no post in the said station, than the Central Service spouse may apply to the appropriate cadre controlling authority who may post the person to the station, or if there is no post in the station, to the station nearest to the station where the PSU spouse serves.

(vii) where one spouse is employed under the Central government and the other spouse is employed under the state government:

The Central Government spouse may apply to the competent authority who may post the person to the station, or if there is no post in that station, to the state where the other spouse serves.

(viii) The husband and wife, if working in the same department and if the required level of post is available, should invariably be posted together in order to enable them to lead a normal family life and look after the welfare of their children especially till the children attains 18 years of age. This will not apply on appointment under the Central Staffing scheme where only wife is a government servant, the above concession would be applicable to the Government servant.