The Cabinet of Ministers has granted approval to a new policy for transfers of administrative service officers.
The relevant Cabinet memorandum was presented by Public Administration and Home Affairs Minister W.D.J. Seneviratne.
The new transfer policy is to come into effect from next year.
The Public Administration and Home Affairs Ministry states that the new policy would affect Sri Lanka Administrative Service officers in class I, II, III and the maximum period allowed for service in one divisional secretariat would be six years while the maximum period of service in a district would be limited to 12 years.
The new transfer scheme has also stipulated maximum period of service for the officers in government institutions as well.
It is the first time that a transfer policy had been formed for Sri Lanka Administrative Services officers.