The finance ministry has told public sector banks to formulate transfer policies that are women-friendly so that women employees could get transfers to places where their husbands are working or parents are living. The policy should be framed in such a way that the hardships to women employees are minimized, the department of financial services has asked the public sector banks. A communication to this effect said it has been decided to accommodate as far as possible placement/transfer of married employees, on her request, at a place where her husband is stationed or as near as possible to that place or vice versa. In case of unmarried women employees, the banks have been asked to accommodate them at a place where their parents are stationed or as near as possible. Of the nearly 8 lakh employees in public sector banks, about 2.5 lakh are women.