we have been often hearing cases where transfers are effected with some ulterior motives in the guise of public intrestt
many departments have laid down sound transfer policy which ensures fairness and equity
while it is a fact that in all india organizations transfers are a way of life but fixed and reasonable tenures help in planning children's education etc properly

in autonomous bodies the situation is worse

as a prelude to formulating a sound transfer policy members may suggest best practices fallowed in their departments with details regarding

maintaing station seniority lists

ideal time for transfers in sync with academic years fallowed by schools and colleges

alerting employees on "hit" list so that they are not caught unawares

special measures in hard areas like north east

i know that most of the above points exist on paper but what about practice?