CEO throwing transfer policy to winds: Teachers Federation
STATE TIMES NEWS
POONCH : During enmass transfer of teachers and masters of schools, the Chief Edu-cation Officer (CEO) Poonch Lal Hussain Choudhary in coordination with his Deputy CEO Sat Pal Sharma has made large scale irregularities and violations of transfer policy due to which quite a good number of transferees have launched an indefinite strike and have not joined their new place of posting, pointed out Jammu Kashmir Ladakh Teachers Federation headed by district president Darshan Bharti. The teachers/masters have alleged that CEO has sidelined the proposals submitted by the Cluster Committees and violated all norms to adjust blue eyed teachers/masters and sent other teachers/masters to far off places or odd areas where they have already served for several years. Sources told that the Deputy Commis-sioner Poonch, Mohd Haroon Malik also found violations of the policy and asked the CEO to follow the transfer norms set by the Education Depar-tment. One of the transfree Ashish Gupta, a teacher said, “I have served for over 23 years in odd areas and this time I hoped that as per the new transfer policy I would be adjusted in ‘A’ zone but I was surprised that I was again sent to ‘D’ zone while number of influential and choice teachers were adjusted within zero KM”. Like Ashish there are many teachers and masters who hoped that after serving in C and D zones they would be adjusted within Poonch city but they were sent to inaccessible areas where locals of that particular area could have been adjusted. Since over one hundred teachers and Masters have not joined their duties at new stations, the studies of the children of such schools, are affected. The ZEOs and Cluster Heads on the condition of anonymity said that some schools are running without teachers and masters and have been facing public wrath as the students go home without home work.
“The local public has a great anguish against the transfer authorities, as they have failed to do justice with the teachers and the students” said a ZEO. The public in general demanded immediate modifications in the transfer lists so that the schools run smoothly. The forum demanded intervention of Education Minister and Commissioner Secretary and issue of suitable instructions to CEO to amend these orders keeping in view the recommendations of the Cluster Committee.