Rules - The Andhra Pradesh Teachers ( Regulation of Transfers ) Rules - Orders - Issued.

G.O.Ms.No: 31
Dated: 31.05.2017

➤In order to facilitate and regulate the transfers of Headmasters Grade II Gazetted and teachers working in Government / ZPP / MPP schools in Andhra Pradesh School Education Service and the Andhra Pradesh School  Education Subordinate Service. Government have decided to issue rules  relating to transfers.

➤Further, under Right to Education (RTE) Act, 2009, every child in the age group of 6 to 14 years is to be provided upto Eight years of Elementary Education on admission to an age appropriate class in the vicinity of his / her neighborhood. Further, there is a need to rationalize the staff in schools and posts in Primary, Upper Primary and High Schools as there are some schools with higher enrolment of students vis-a-vis the sanctioned teaching posts and on the other hand there are some schools with uneconomic enrolment of students with more the justified teacher posts. Government desires to ensure appropriate school/class level teacher - pupil ratio and strengthen academic monitoring / support to teachers at mandal and devisional level. Kepping the above in view, there is need to regulate the staffing pattern by way of transfers.

➤The Commissioner of School Education will take action to call for the applications for transfer of teachers through online and conduct web counseling duly obtaining the options every year after the closure of academic session for that year. A proper time schedule would be announced by the Commissioner of School Education for this purpose which lay out all the details including time frame for application, counselling, grievance redrassal, issue of orders and relief and joining of HM/teachers. The Headmasters / teachers shall apply online at the IP address given for the purpose.

➤For the purpose of Transfers of Teachers, the assessment of Teacher posts required in any school will be based on U-DISE of the previous academic year with cutoff date as 31st December.

➤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 and in supersession of all earlier Rules and guidelines on transfer of teachers, the Government of Andhra Pradesh hereby makes the following Rules regulating the transfers of the categories of Head Master of Gr.II Gazetted, School Assistants and Secondary Grade Teacher and their equivalent categories in the A.P School Education Service and in the A.P School Education Subordinate Service working in the Government Schools and Z.P.P and MPP Schools in the State.

➤The Commissioner of School Education shall be competent to remove difficulties / issue clarification for smooth and proper implementation of these orders. Govt will be competent to modify / amend these rules, if required at any point of time.

➤Government in the Department of School Education, shall be competent to transfer teachers if required, on administrative grounds, outside these rules/framework and time schedule during an academic calendar.

➤Work adjustments orders to shuffle teachers can be carried out by the Commissioner of School Education during an academic calendar year to ensure proper and optimum utilization of HM/Teachers in schools wherever their services are required for the purpose of better academic performance of the students.


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