Through your esteemed daily, I would like to draw the attention of the concerned authority to the recent mass transfer of teachers at Namsai district. The transfer has evoked sharp reactions from the common public in the district. It may be mentioned that 159 teachers, most of them ladies, have been transferred from Chongkham, Namsai and Lekang circles overlooking their grievances such as medical ground, old age, joint posting, children education and nearing superannuation. Some of the lady teachers, posted in the Primary schools close to the border areas, who went to join at their posting places found no accommodation facilities. Before sending recommendation, the District Education Officers should have submitted school-wise names of teachers to Itanagar by giving comments in the ‘Remarks Column’ so as to justify taking action, as done earlier.
Besides, teachers alone are not at fault for the poor performance of students in the examination. ‘No detention policy’ of Central Govt. is also one of the main hindrances in producing quality education.
Therefore, I take this opportunity to express my view before the Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh to treat this letter as an appeal to ‘modify’ the transfer of the lady teachers with genuine grievances on humanitarian ground so that they can perform their duties sincerely.
C. I. Mannou