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,
New Delhi

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 Annexture, 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 the Station.

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 broadcasting.


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