No. 310/78/75-B(D) (Vol. II)
Government Of India
Ministry Of Information & Broadcasting
New Delhi, Dated: 14.7.1981.
The Director General,
All India Radio,
Subject:- Transfer Policy.
I am to say that in supersession of all previous orders issued on the subject
either by the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting or by the Directorate
General, All India Radio, it has been decided that subject to experience of
public service, the transfers of personnel employed in All India Radio should
henceforth be regulated by the following principles:-
i) The stations/offices of All
India Radio will be categorised in to 'A', 'B' and 'C' categories, as indicated
in Annexure, for the
purpose of fixation of tenure of personnel at these Stations/Offices. This
categorisation may be reveiwed by the Government from time to time.
ii) The normal tenure at
Stations/offices categorised as 'A' and 'B' will be four years and at
stations/offices categorised as 'C' will be two years.
iii) Locally recruited, members of
staff of Group'D' and other low paid employees would normally not be
transferred except on promotion or on receipt of a written request from the
employee in question.
iv) Transfer of the other
non-gazetted staff posted at Category 'A' and 'B' stations may not be made as a
matter of routine after expiry of the normal tenure of four years.
v) The tenure of mainland recruits
at AIR, Port Blair, will however, be invariably four years(fixed) on completion
of which they shall be transferred.
vi) Normally on first appointmnet
as a Station Director, an officer will be posted at a 'B' station before being
considered for holding charge at an 'A' station.
vii) An Assistant Station Director
on his first promotion/appointment, will not be posted to an auxillary Centre
where he has to work independently. Likewise, a Station Engineer on his first
promotion will not be posted to an Auxillary Centre where he will be head of
viii) At lower levels in the
Programme Cadre, officers will normally be given an opportunity to serve at
both 'B' and 'A' Stations, to enable them to gain experience of all aspects of
ix) When the question of
transfer is considered, as a normal rule, a person with the longest continuous
stay at the station, irrespective of the rank(s) held by him earlier, should
ordinarily be transferred first. For this purpose, the service rendered at a
station as a local recruit will not be taken in to consideration on for
determining the length of continuous stay at thet Station. Also, the actual
period of continuous service at the site(s) of installation(s) will be excluded
for computation of continuous is more than ninety days in a calender year.
x) As far as possible, every
employees will be posted to a category 'C' station at least once during his
xi) Persons who already had a
spell of posting at a 'C' station would not be posted to such a station a second
time if there are candidates in the same grade who are still to be posted to
such a station. They may, however, be posted again on promotion.
xii) Persons over the age of 45
years shall not be ordinarily posted to a station of high altitude, which term
for the purpose will mean a station located at an altitude, of 2250 or more
above mean sea level.
xiii) For the purpose of
determining the date of completion of his tenure, all kinds of leave availed of
by an officer after posting to Category 'C' station will be excluded except the
leave availed of by him, during his such posting, upto the extent of
"Earned Leave" earned by him at that station.
xiv) The head of the main station
authorised to make recruitment may review the position of Transmission
Executives posted at Category 'C' station will before completion of tenure at
the station and forwarded proposals to the Directorate regarding transfers of
those persons to other stations after ascertaining the preference of the
xv) Regional offices/sections
concerned in the Directorate should, at the commencement of a year, prepare a
list of those whose tenure at Category 'C' stations is due to be completed
during that year. Proposals to post substitutes in their places would be
formulated well ahead of the actual completion of tenure. Those who are due for
promotion and who have not done a term of posting at any category 'C' station
would be posted to a category 'C' station on promotion.
xvi) Six months before expiry of
normal tenure of posting at a station, an employee may indicate his choice of
minimum of three different stations where he would like to be preferably posted
and such option may be taken into consideration before his next posting is
xvii) If an official offers
himself for a posting at any of the category 'C' stations, a suitable note will
be made of the offer and to the extent possible such an offer would be
xviii) In case an official posted
at a category 'C' station is willing to continue at that station not withstanding
completion of his normal tenure there, he may not be transferred from that
station, unless the conditions other than the tenure justify his transfer from
xix) Posting/transfer orders of an
employee who is serving at a category 'C' to a category'A' or 'B' station on
completion of his tenure at a category 'C' station shall be issued at least one
month before the completion of his tenure.
xx) In the matter of posting, officials who have not already been posted at
a particular station, shall have precedence over others who have already had
full tenure at that station.
xxi) Members of staff who are within three years of reaching the age of
superannuation, will, if posted at their home town, not be shifted there from,
if it becomes necessary to post them elsewhere, offers will be made to shift
them to or near their home towns to the extent possible.
xxii) The transfers of members of staff who have been given specialised
training, either in India or abroad, and those who are found to have aptitude
for research work will be guided by consideration of fully utilising their
training/talents, than by any other considerations herein.
xxiii) Only the Chief Executive of the Central Body of a recognised Association/Union/Federation
as defined in the constitution of that Association/Union/Federation, or where
the Chief Executive has not been specifically thereof, may, if he is posted at
a station office outside Delhi/New Delhi, be brought on transfer to a station
Office at Delhi/New Delhi. In case, however, he is already posted at a
station/office in Delhi/New Delhi, he will not be transferred to a
station/office outside Delhi/New Delhi so long as he continuous to hold the
office by virtue of which he is entitled to be retained at Delhi/New Delhi.
xxiv) Efforts will be made to the extent possible to see that husband and
wife serving in All India Radio and Doordarshan are posted at one place, if
they so desire.
xxv) Transfers will as far as possible be synchronised with the end of the
academic year so that the education of children does not suffer.
xxvi) An index card for each employee may be maintained at Directorate or
Regional Zonal Office as the case may be. This index card will contain the
record of the employee's previous postings/transfers and also his latest choice
of stations of next posting and would be consulted before every
2. Transfer policy, as enunciated above, should be implemented as
objectively as possible. If any exception is required to be made, it should be
got approved at the highest level in the Directorate.
Dy. Secretary to the Govt. Of India.