Bringing in more transparency in its transfer policy and offering a chance to the employee to get a choice posting, the Board of Governors of the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan on Wednesday decided that transfers would be done by assigning points to relevant factors and using cumulative scores as the basis for shifting.

With a view to providing a fair chance to every employee to get a choice posting, the Board decided that there would be no blanket exemptions and everyone, including women, would have to serve at hard stations. However, the age for such postings would be 40 years and an employee would have to serve for a minimum of three years at his or her first place of posting.

Chaired by Union Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal, the 89 {+t} {+h} meeting of the Board decided that the choices of the person to be displaced would also be considered.

To seek exemption

The Board will also approach the Ministry to seek exemption from reserving 25 per cent seats for the economically weaker sections as required under the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Act.

Among other decisions taken in the meeting included approval of the recommendations of the Academic Advisory Committee meeting held in October regarding the policy on optimum utilisation of infrastructure at the Kendriya Vidyalayas.

As per this policy, the Kendriya Vidyalayas can now allow holding of skill development courses on their campuses after school hours.

Detailed policy to be prepared

The Minister directed the Kendriya Vidyalayas to prepare a detailed policy in this regard, giving priority to schoolchildren for the courses and with regard to the skills that may be permitted. The policy would also incorporate the provision of an exit clause in case the Kendriya Vidyalaya is required to have evening shifts.

Decisions approved

The decisions regarding in-service training course for teachers; granting admission to the children of sponsoring agencies and teaching of foreign languages in these schools were also approved.


  • Minimum 3 years to be spent at the first place of posting
  • Age for choice postings would be 40 years