PSBs ADVISED TO FRAME POLICY TO MINIMIZE THEIR HARDSHIP!
Many of the Banks do not have transfer policy which gives consideration to the special problems which female officers/employees face vis-a-vis their male counterparts. Government of India, Ministry of Finance, Department of Financial Services has issued guidelines to
all Public Sector Banks including IDBI & SBI Associates,
so that transfers of female officers and employees can be considered with compassion and their hardship can be mitigated to the extent possible.
We append below the communication sent by the Government to PSBs in this regard for your information:
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Financial Services
Jeevan Deep, IIIrd Floor,
Parliament Street, New Delhi
Dated the August 8, 2014
Chairman, SBI/CMDs of all Public Sector Banks including IDBI
and SBI Associates
Subject: Transfer of female employees in Public Sector Banks-
minimizing their hardship.
It has been brought to the notice of this Department that female employees of Public Sector Banks (PSBs), married or unmarried, when placed/transferred away from their husbands or parents, as the case may be, to distant locations face a genuine hardship and develop a feeling of insecurity. Keeping this in view, it has been decided:
i. To accommodate as far as possible placement/transfer of married female employee, on her request, at a place where her husband is stationed or as near as possible to that place or vice versa; and
ii. To accommodate as far as possible placement/transfer of unmarried female employee, on her request, at a place where her parents, are stationed or as near as possible to that place.
2. PSBs are, therefore, advised to frame a policy on the subject with the approval of their Board suitably incorporating the above and take immediate action for implementation and compliance. Pending requests may also be considered under these guidelines. A line of confirmation may be sent to this Department immediately after adoption of the policy by the Board of the Bank.
3. This issues with the approval of Secretary (Financial Services).
Under Secretary to the Government of India