Government of the Punjab, Services & General Administration Department has been issued the Notification on the 25-01-2023 in connection with Ban on Transfer and Posting in Punjab. Details are as under:
Ban on Transfer and Posting in Punjab 2023
Services General Department Section (Services-I) Punjab writes to all Administrative Secretaries, Government of Punjab. The Department informs about the decision of imposing a Ban on all kinds of Transfers/Postings in Punjab the Election Commission. The Election Commission is going impose a complete ban due to inappropriate political circumstances in Punjab. The words of the letter are here:-
Letter on the subject of Ban on Transfer/Postings:
“I direct to refer to the subjects cited above and to state that vide notification no. F2(1)2023-Cird, Saree 22-02-2023. The Election Commission Of Pakistan has imposed a complete ban on the transfer/ Posting. This transfer posting involves Public officials within and to/ from Punjab Province.
I have further directed to state that Competent Authority also pleases to desire that Administrative Departments shall not Communicate with the Election Commission of Pakistan in this regard. In case of extreme exigency transfer/ Posting cases of Public Officials under your Administrative control, they should route through the Services Wing of S&GAD for seeking concurrence of the Election Commission of Pakistan.
The instructions may be complied with in letter & spirit. “
From the context of the letter given above, we may perceive that ECP strictly imposes a ban on all kinds of Transfers/Postings in Punjab, to/from Punjab. In case of emergency, that transfer can be made under the administration of Administrative Secretaries, Government of Punjab. Copies of the letter have been sent to all concerned personalities.
Before this Health Department Punjab also issued a Notification of Ban on Transfer Posting and Recruitment in Punjab a few days ago. Now S&GAD Punjab also issued the Notification of a ban on transfer/posting keeping in view the instructions of ECP.
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