Thursday, 15 October 2020

AP teachers transfers rationalization guidelines norms rules

AP Teachers Transfers rationalization guidelines have been issuing by the Government of Andhra Pradesh on behalf of  School Education Department to take up the Teachers Transfers in AP.  The Government of AP has planned to conduct Teachers Transfers in Andhra Pradesh as per the request made by the many teacher unions in the state. Government has considered the requests form the teaches and framed the what are the Guidelines to be followed by the District Educational Officers to conduct the transfers process.

Teacher Transfers will be conducted by the Government by purely following the guidelines and norms framed by time to time. 

In this regard, Government of AP has released GO Ms No. 54 and GO Ms No 53 stating all the norms and guidelines to be followed while taking up the teachers transfers process in Andhra Pradesh.  The transfers procedure contains the so many rules and conditions for each category of teaches. Long Standing Teachers, Spouse Category Teachers, Physically Handicapped Teachers, Un-married Female Teachers all are eagerly waiting for transfers. 

The Following guidelines have been released by the government of Andhra Pradesh for taking up AP Teachers Transfers and Rationalization 

Government is committed to provide free and compulsory Elementary Education to every child in the age group of 6 to 14 years in the vicinity of his / her neighbourhood under the Right to Education (RTE) Act, 2009. During the year 2019 - 2020, the enrollment of students in Government managed schools has increased many fold. There is a need to re-apportion the staff among schools and posts in Primary, Upper Primary and High Schools as there are some schools with higher enrollment of students vis-à-vis the sanctioned teaching posts and on the other hand there are some schools with less enrollment of students but with more than justified number of teacher posts. Government desires to ensure appropriate school / class level pupil-teacher ratio. Hence, Govt. have issued orders for re-apportionment of teachers based on the students strength vide 3rd read above. Government further felt that there is a need to regulate the staffing pattern by way of transfer of teachers in the above schools

Government have decided to frame guidelines relating to the transfers in exercise of the powers conferred by Section 78 and 99 of A.P. Education Act 1982 (Act 1 of 1982) and under Article 309 of the Constitution of India, in super-session of all the earlier guidelines on the transfer of teachers in order to facilitate and to regulate the transfers of Headmasters Grade-II and teachers working in Government / Z.P.P /M.P.P Schools in A.P School Education Service and A.P School Education Subordinate Services.

Accordingly the Director of School Education has furnished the proposals to permit him to take up the transfers of teachers for the academic year, 2020 - 2021 and furnished the draft guidelines

The Director of School Education shall take action to call for the applications for transfer of teachers through Online system and conduct Web counseling duly obtaining the options. Accordingly the DSE shall announce the time schedule which will layout all the details including time frame for submission of applications, verification of points and related documents, exercising of options, counseling, redressal of grievances, issue of orders, relief and joining of Head Masters / Teachers at their respective places. The Headmasters / Teachers shall submit their applications through Online system at the I.P address allotted for this purpose. For the purpose of transfers of teachers, assessment of teacher posts required in any school will be based on the UDISE / Child Info with cut off date as fixed by the Director of School Education.

The D.S.E., A.P., shall be the competent authority to sort out the difficulties/issue of clarifications if any required, in this regard, for proper implementation of the above orders. Government is the competent authority to modify / amend the above guidelines, if required. The Department of School Education in Government shall be the competent authority to effect the transfer of the teachers, if required, on administrative grounds, irrespective of the above guidelines / framework and time schedule, during an academic calendar year. The work adjustment orders to shuffle the teachers shall be carried out by the Director of School Education, during an academic calendar year to ensure proper and optimum utilization of services of the Head Masters / Teachers working in the schools, wherever their services are required for the purpose of achieving the better academic performance of the schools

After careful consideration of the matter, the Government hereby makes the following Guidelines, regulating the transfers of the categories of Headmasters Gr.II Gazetted, School Assistants and S.G.T.s and their equivalent categories in the A.P. School Education Service and A.P. School Education Subordinate Service working in the Government Schools and Z.P.P. and MPP Schools in the State. 

The Director of School Education shall also take up transfers in DIETs.

The Municipal Administration / Tribal Welfare Department may also issue necessary guidelines in this regard.

The State Project Director, Samagra Shiksha, A.P., shall take necessary steps in effecting transfers in Samagra Shiksha

Guidelines for AP Teachers Transfers who are working in Government, Zilla Parishad and Mandal Parishad Schools

These guidelines shall be applicable to Headmaster Gr.-II Gazetted in 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 Guidelines. 

Criteria for Teachers Transfers

Those Teachers who have completed 8 Academic years of service and those Headmasters Gr-II who have completed 5 Academic years of service as on date of closures of schools in a particular school in the Academic year 2019-20 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 i.e. who joined before 18.11.2012 in the case of teachers and 18.11.2015 in the case of Headmasters Gr-II

Provided those who are going to retire within two (2) years from 01st October of the year in which transfers are to be taken up shall not be transferred until and unless the incumbent requests for such transfer 

The male Headmaster Gr.II/ Teacher aged below 50 years as on 01stOctober of the year (in which transfers are to be taken up) and working in Girls High School

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 01st October of the year in which transfers are to be taken up, may be considered for posting to such schools

Headmaster Gr.II/ Teachers who completed a minimum period of two yearsservice in a School as on 01st October of the year in which transfers are to be taken up shall be eligible to apply for request transfer

Criteria for identification of teachers being shifted on re-apportion is as follows

When a post is found surplus and proposed for shifting to a teacher deficit place, those teachers who have completed 8 academic years of service at that particular school shall be shifted.
If any teacher who has not completed 8 academic years but happens to be a senior teacher in the school and if he is willing to work at the new school he/she may be shifted.
In case of non availability of (a) & (b) junior most teachers as per the service rendered in the cadre shall be shifted.


Criteria for identification of teachers being shifted on re-apportion is as follows


When a post is found surplus and proposed for shifting to a teacher deficit place, those teachers who have completed 8 academic years of service at that particular school shall be shifted.
If any teacher who has not completed 8 academic years but happens to be a senior teacher in the school and if he is willing to work at the new school he/she may be shifted.
In case of non availability of (a) & (b) junior most teachers as per the service rendered in the cadre shall be shifted.

AP teachers transfers rationalization guidelines norms rules



The Headmasters Gr.II Gazetted and Teachers who have completed 5 academic years of service and 8 academic years of service respectively as NCC/Scouts officer should be posted in a vacancy in a school where there is NCC/Scouts unit. If no vacancy is available in other School having NCC/Scouts Unit they shall be continued in the same school on their request.

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.
The number of academic years of service completed in a particular school, in a particular cadre should be taken into consideration.

Visually challenged teachers are exempted from transfers. However, if such teachers desire to apply for transfer, they may apply for transfer counselling.

Transfers shall be effected from within the present management in which the teacher is working.
If the teacher/ head master 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. In such instances, their seniority shall be taken into account in the parent
management.
Transfer shall be affected from agency area to plain area and plain area to agency area (except Local Scheduled Tribe teachers working in agency area).
Non Tribal Headmasters/teachers currently working in Schools in agency area/s may also apply for transfers to plain areas. However they will be relieved only after their replacement by substitutes.
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 transfer counselling.

Schedule for AP Teachers Transfers

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

Teachers Transfers Counselling 

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

Entitlement Points – Common Points for Teachers Tranfers

Entitlement points shall be awarded to the Headmaster Gr.II/Teachers service rendered in thePOINTS present school, category as on 01st October of the year in which transfers are to be taken up in the following:

(a) For every year of service in category IV areas 5 points
(b) For every year of service in category III areas 3 points
(c) For every year of service in category II areas 2 points
(d) For every year of service in category I areas 1 points

For maximum 8 years of service @ 5 Points per year total comes to total 40 Points

The Habitations / Towns shall be classified under following categories, viz


Category–I All Habitations/Towns where 20% and above HRA is admissible
Category–II All Habitations/Towns where 14.5% HRA is admissible
Category–III All Habitations / Towns where 12% HRA is admissible
Category-IV All Habitations where 12% HRA is admissible, and which do not have connectivity through an allweather road as per the norms of Panchayat Raj (Engineering) Department

In case of Villages / Towns which were in one category earlier and later changed to the other category (as per HRA / Road condition) in such cases the entitlement points may be calculated proportionately 

a) The District level committee shall follow the list of habitations declared as category IV for effecting transfers in the previous years till now for the purpose of calculating the points.
b) However, the committee shall declare the list of category IV habitations afresh now for the purpose of calculating points for future transfers. The decision of the committee shall be final.

For the service rendered: 0.5 points for every year of completed service in the total service in all categories as on 01st October of the year in which transfers are to be taken up. (Maximum-15 points)

Total Entitlement Points should not be exceed 55

Special Points (Extra Points) in Teachers Transfers


Un-married female Teacher/Head Master 5 Extra Points

Teacher whose spouse belongs to State Government or Central Government or Public Sector undertaking or Local Body, AP Residential Educational Institutions Societies, Aided Institution or A.P. Model Schools and working in the same district/zonal cadre and adjacent district shall be awarded 5 extra points

The benefit of spouse points shall be applicable to one of the spouses once in 5/8 years only

If both the spouses are under compulsory transfer/reapportion, he / she may be permitted to opt any place in the district. If one of the spouses is under compulsory transfer / reapportion, the spouse who is in the first spell counselling may be allowed to opt any place in the district, if his / her spouse is under compulsory transfer / re-apportion. 

If the spouse is working in the neighbouring district/adjacent district, the teacher availing spouse points should opt to nearest place in the district to the working place of her / his spouse in the adjacent district.
A copy of certificate issued by the competent authority shall be enclosed to the check list to
consider cases under this category 

Physically handicapped i.e. those with not less than 40% to 55% Visually challenged/orthopedically handicapped/hearing impaired shall be awraded 5 Extra Points.

Physically handicapped i.e. those with not less than 56% to 69% Visually challenged/orthopedically handicapped/hearing impaired shall be awraded 10 Extra Points.

The President and General Secretary of the recognised Teachers Unions at the State and District Levels shall be awraded 5 Extra points

Rationalization(re-apportion ) points


The Gr.II Headmasters/teachers who are affected by re-apportion are eligible for extra points over and above already secured points. The Headmasters/teachers who have completed 5 academic years of service and 8 academic years of service respectively as on date of closure of schools are not eligible for Reapportion points. Hence they shall be awarded 5 Extra points.


In case of a Tie in Points Secured.
In case the entitlement points of two or more applicants are equal,
(a) The seniority in the cadre shall be taken into account.
(b) Priority to the candidate basing on the date of birth (Senior) besides guideline (a) above.
(c) Women.


Preferential Categories in Teachers Transfers.

The following categories shall be taken precedence in the seniority list, in the order given below, irrespective of their entitlement points.
(a) i. Physically handicapped i.e., those with not less than 70% / Visually challenged /orthopedically- handicapped /Hearing Impaired.
(b) Widows/ Legally separated female
(c) Teacher who is suffering with the following diseases, in which he/she is undergoing treatment:
i) Cancer
ii) Open Heart Surgery/ correction of ASD/Organ Transplantation
iii) Neuro Surgery
iv) Bone TB
v) Kidney Transplantation /Dialysis
vi) Spinal–Surgery
(d) Applicants with dependents i.e., Mother, Father, children, Spouse who are mentally retarded and are undergoing treatment.
(e) Children suffering with holes in the heart by birth and undergoing medical treatment available only at specified places to which they are seeking transfers.
(f) Applicants with dependent children suffering from Juvenile Diabetes.
(g) Applicants with dependent children suffering from Thalassemia Disease.
(h) Applicants with dependent children suffering from Hemophilia Disease
(i) Applicants with dependent children suffering from Muscular Dystrophy.
(j) Spouse of the Service/Ex-service Person in Army / Navy /Air, Force/BSF/CRPF/CISF.


Note 1:
Where the preferential category is claimed on health grounds as per guideline 10 (d), (e), (f), (g), (h) and (i) latest medical reports of the hospital should be submitted to the Joint Collector (Development). However, candidates selected under PH quota and recorded in SR need
not furnish any certificate afresh.

Note 2:
The Headmaster Grade-II Gazetted should avail either the preferential category (Guideline 10) or the special points {Guideline 7 (i to iv)} once in 5 years and an entry is to be made in his/her SR. The Teachers should avail either the preferential category (Guideline 10) or the special points {Guideline 7 (i to iv)} once in 8 years and an entry be made in SR.

Note 3:
The H.Ms Grade-ll Gazetted / teachers who have availed the preferential category or spouse category in the earlier transfer counselling and now shifted under Re-apportion without completion of 5 academic years of service/ 8 academic calendar years of service respectively shall be given the respective benefits / entitlement points along with the Re-apportion points


The following vacancies shall be notified for the purpose of counselling:
(a) All clear vacancies.
(b) All the vacancies arising due to compulsory transfers as per guideline 2.
(c) Resultant vacancies arising during counselling.
(d) Vacancies existing due to authorised / unauthorized absence of teachers for more than 1 year.
(e) Leave period vacancies likely to arise due to Maternity leave, medical leave should not to be notified. They can be filled up by work adjustment, if the period is beyond 4 weeks.
(f) The committee shall arrive the number of vacancies i.e. the difference between sanctioned and working in each cadre.

Then the committee shall have to block the same number of vacancies proportionately in category I, II and III taking mandal as unit. 

Example: In a district, sanctioned SGT posts: 5,000 and working: 4500, then to be blocked vacancies are 5000-4500=500. If 40 mandals in the district, proportionately block that 500 vacancies in category-I, II and III.

(ii) The Headmaster/Teacher vacancies shall be computed based on the UDISE data with cut-off date as on 01.10.2020 and by taking into consideration the teacher pupil ratio and as per the re-apportion norms as notified by Government from time to time. This shall be reconfirmed by the
competent authorities after field level verification with the approval of District Collector (District Cadres) or Director of School Education (Zonal Cadre), as the case may be.
(iii) Vacancies of School Assistant (PS) and School Assistant (Maths) in U.P. Schools shall be specified.


Publication of vacancies and seniority list:
(i) The following lists shall be published on the website specified for the purpose and also displayed at the O/o Regional Joint Director of School Education and District Educational Officer concerned.
(a) The lists of category wise schools (category I, II, III and IV), 
(b) The School wise vacancy position of Headmaster Gr.II Gazetted/School Assistant/Secondary Grade Teacher and equivalent categories for counselling.
(c) Subject to the procedure prescribed in clause (2) below, the list of names of the Headmaster Gr.II Gazetted / Teacher who applied for transfer with entitlement points.
(ii) After the last date for applying for transfers as per schedule, the seniority list shall be prepared, using software for generating the entitlement points management wise, category wise, subject wise, medium wise and the seniority list with entitlement points shall be published in the website specified for the purpose and also on the notice board of District Educational Officer/Regional Joint Director of School Education.
Download AP Teachers Transfers Guidelines Here


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