Guidelines to Facilitate Husband and Wife at the Same Station

Guidelines to Facilitate Husband and Wife at the Same Station

Govt of Pakistan Cabinet Secretariat Establishment Division has already issued Notification NO. 10/30/97-R.II dated 13th May 1998 in connection with Transfer Policy Husband Wife for posting at the same station. Some of the main points of this Notification are as under:

 Wedlock Policy

Some salient points for the Wedlock Policy are as under:

Wedlock Policy in Case of Posting at Different Stations in the Same Department

When the request is made for posting at different stations in the same cadre/service/department in which an employee is already working, subject to the availability of posts in the same Basic Pay Scale, the request may be accepted.

Wedlock Policy in Case of Temporary Deputation

If a request is made for temporary deputation to the other department, it may be processed with the consultation of the other department and it may be accepted on the standard terms & conditions of deputation and subject to the availability of the post in the same Basic Pay Scale.

Wedlock Policy in Case Permanent Transfer/Absorption in Other Department

With the consultation of another department, the request may also be forwarded, if the request is made for permanent transfer/absorption in another agency/department. In this case, the seniority will be according to Rule 4 of Civil Servants (Seniority) 1993.

Wedlock Policy in Case of Tie between Two Employees for Transfer

The Govt servant who has a greater length of service will be preferred if there is a tie between two employees for transfer at the same station in the same unit/department of an organization.

Wedlock Policy in Case of Medical Problems

Higher priority for transfer requests will be given to the spouse facing serious medical problems.

Wedlock Policy & Extension in Deputation Period

Spouses already posted at one station, including deputation posting beyond the prescribed maximum period, may not be disturbed without compelling reasons of the public interest. If the public interest would permit then on request for an extension in the deputation period beyond the permissible limit may be considered with compassion.

Conditions for Wedlock Policy

The above guidelines are subject to the following terms & conditions:

  • Posting of Husband and Wife at the same station, should not be made by dislocation of any Govt Employee who is already serving at a specific station unless the transfer of the employee is necessary by compelling public interest reasons or within the framework of the policy of transfer and posting.
  • In each case, the prescribed selection committee is consulted.


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