The Cabinet has given the nod for a new transfer scheme. Minister Anura Priyadarshana Yapa said that the Cabinet approved the introduction of new transfer scheme for all public employees.
The Minister said that an annual transfer Scheme is already being implemented for the officers in the Combined Services, such as the Public Management Assistants’ Service. Approval has already been obtained for a transfer scheme for All Island Services such as the Sri Lanka Administrative Service. All officers in the Public Service are subject to transfers as per the Rule No 1589/30 of the Public Service Commission. Therefore, the Minister said that based on a proposal Minister of Public Administration and Home Affairs W.D.J. Seneviratne, Cabinet approval was granted to craft and implement a proper Transfer Scheme for all Services to which there are no such transfer schemes.