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A.P.Teachers (Regulation of Transfers) Rules 2017

1. Short Title and Applicability:

  1. These rules may be called the Andhra Pradesh Teachers (Regulation of Transfers) Rules.
  2. These rules shall be applicable to Headmaster Gr.-II Gazetted in the Andhra Pradesh School Education Service and School Assistants / Secondary Grade Teachers and other equivalent categories in Andhra Pradesh School Education Subordinate Service, herein after referred to as Teacher in these Rules.
  3. These rules shall come into force with immediate effect.

2. Criteria for Transfers

  1. The following categories of Headmasters Gr.II Gazetted / Teachers in the Government / ZPP /MPP shall be transferred. (a) Those Teachers who have completed 8 Academic calendar years of service and those Head Masters Gr.II who have completed 5 Academic Calendar years of service as on date of closure of schools in a particular school in the Academic year in which transfers are to be taken up shall be transferred compulsorily. (More than half the academic year would be considered as a complete full year for this purpose and less than half would not be considered).
    (b) Provided those who are going to retire within two (2) years from 30th April of the year in which transfers are to be taken up shall not be transferred until and unless the incumbent requests for such transfer.
  2. (a) The male Headmaster Gr.II / Teacher aged below 50 years as on 30th April of the year (in which transfers are to be taken up), and working in Girls High School.
    (b) If no women Headmasters Gr.II / Teachers are available to work in Girls High Schools, then the male Teachers who crossed 50 years of age as on 30th April of the year, in which transfers are to be taken up, may be considered for posting to such schools.
  3. Headmaster Gr.II / Teachers who have completed a minimum period of two years-service in a School as on 30th April of the year, in which transfers are to be taken up, shall be eligible to apply for transfer.
  4. (a) The teachers being shifted on completion of the Rationalization exercise (i.e.) Primary Schools, Upper Primary Schools and in High Schools shall be preferably posted to those schools where such new posts have come up due to rationalization. In case such Teacher is not willing for that, they can be allowed to participate in the transfer counseling by following the norms.
    (b) Criteria for identification of teachers being shifted on Rationalization: Junior teacher as per the service in the cadre. If senior is willing, senior teacher may be shifted duly obtaining a declaration counter signed by the inspecting officer concerned. Requirement of teachers in such schools where inadequacy of teachers exists would be preferred.
  5. The Headmasters Gr.II Gazetted and Teachers who have completed 5 and 8 years of service respectively as NCC officer should be posted in a vacancy in a school where there is NCC unit.
  6. Preference shall be given to Head Master Gr-II, who have studied the language concerned (Urdu / Tamil / Kannada / Oriya) Language as 1st Language as main subject to the respective Medium Schools.
  7. The number of years of service completed in a particular school, in a particular cadre should be taken into consideration.
  8. Visually challenged teachers are exempted from transfers. However, if such teachers desire to apply for transfer may apply for transfer counseling.
  9. (a) Transfers shall be effected from within the Present Management in which the teacher / Headmaster Gr.II is working. (b) If the Teacher / Headmaster Gr.II desires to go to his / her parent management such Teacher / Headmaster Gr.II may opt for transfer to only those vacancies available in their parent management.
    (c) Transfers shall be effected from Agency Area to Plain Area and Plain Area to Agency Area (except local Scheduled Tribe Teachers working in Agency Area)
    (d) As per G.O.Ms.No.3 Tribal Welfare Department, Dated:10.01.2000, Headmasters/ Teachers belonging to local tribes are to be posted in Agency areas.
    (e) Non Tribal Headmasters/Teachers currently working in Schools in agency areas may also apply for transfers to plain area.
    (f) Normally as per G.O.Ms.No.3, Dated: 10.01.2000, teachers working in Plain areas may not be posted to Agency Area. However, if there are large number of vacancies in Agency Area, Plain Area teachers shall be posted in Agency Area on tenure basis, temporarily for a maximum period of 2 years in the interest of Tribal students and for continuing instruction in the schools in Tribal Area. Such teachers shall be reposted to plain areas as and when the post is filled with a tribal teacher through recruitment or on completion of 2 years tenure whichever is earlier.
    (g) If the vacancy of teacher post could not be filled in Tribal areas, junior most surplus teacher/s in plain area shall be deputed temporarily after completion of transfer counseling.

3 Schedule for Transfers

The Commissioner of School Education shall draw schedule and communicate the same to the competent authorities for effecting transfers from time to time.
The Commissioner of School Education shall also facilitate the process through appropriate Information Technology (I.T) solution.

4 Transfers Counseling

All the transfers shall be processed by applications filed and options exercised through an online processes. Transfer orders will be issued by the designated authority/Committees constituted for this purpose in each district / zone.

5 Competent Authority for Postings & Transfers

The appointing authority concerned shall issue transfer and posting orders based on the final outcome of the web options exercised by the Teachers.


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