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Teachers' strike on October 14 over backdated transfers

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The Times Of India
10th October, 2019 13:06 IST

Jaipur: The ongoing transfer of teachers on back date is facing opposition from the teachers’ fraternity in Rajasthan.Rajasthan Shikshak Sangh (Rashtriya) has announced to stage a protest on October 14 at the directorate of school education, Bikaner.

As per the announcement by the government, September 30 was the last date to issue the transfer orders but the orders are being issued every day on backdate. All the orders that have been issued until now are of September 29. The teachers’ association has claimed this to be a way out from the rule imposed by the government to put their people in place.

General secretary, Rajasthan Shikshak Sangh (Rashtriya), Arvind Vyas said that there have been cases when people with genuine personal and health problems have been ignored and were transferred 1,000 km away from their current posting.

“When it was announced by the government that there will be no transfer after September 30, then how this is happening. This means that there is political motive behind the transfers of the teachers. I know many such cases where teachers having health issues and disabled are being transferred to faraway places,” said Vyas.

Leela Rathore, a government school principal in Chittorgarh district, said that she has spinal cord problem due to which she is not been able to travel to a remote village in Dausa where she is newly transferred. “I have been working in remote places all my life but now due to my health issues, I can’t travel this far. I am not been able to move by back. I have applied for re-transfer but no decision has been taken yet,” said Leela.

Teachers’ association has said that October 14 they will be protesting against the arbitrary transfer of teachers due to political gain. “We were told to apply online for places of our choice and transfer will be done as per the availability vacancies. This is completely opposite of what they have told” said Vyas.

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