Unions seek transfer of excess teachers

ITANAGAR, Apr 23: A conglomeration of student unions under the banner of the All Papum Pare District Students’ Union (APPDSU) has written to the education secretary, seeking immediate transfer of excess teachers posted at the schools in the capital complex, and teachers who have served more than three years, to schools in remote circles of Papum Pare and other districts before the beginning of the new academic session (2018 to 2019).
In a six-point memorandum, the unions highlighted the difficulties faced by the students studying in schools around the capital complex and urged the department to look into the general welfare of the student community of Papum Pare and the state.
They also demanded immediate transfer of an “unofficially posted senior teacher” – as DPC (RMSA), Capital Complex, under the establishment of the capital complex DDSE – to his original place of posting, saying the MHRD has not approved a separate plan for RMSA, Capital Complex.
Also claiming that a vice-principal has been appointed as SPO (RMSA) under the office of the secondary education director, Itanagar, for over 10 years without serving in the school, the unions sought her immediate transfer to her original place of posting.
Alleging misuse of official chair by the capital complex DDSE, the unions also demanded her immediate transfer to another district “as per standard guidelines of clean administration policy of the government.”
The union claimed that “the DDSE has already served five years in her office and misused her position by unofficially appointing various senior teachers in lucrative designated posts like DPC, co-coordinators and BEOs under RMSA, SSA, MDM,etc, prior to approval of separate plan for the capital complex by the MHRD, for her personal interest.”
It sought immediate abolishment of the office of the capital complex-Itanagar DDSE as the DDSE is not the member secretary of the District Level Management & Monitoring Committee of national flagship schemes sponsored by the MHRD.
Considering the services of senior teachers on the verge of retirement, the unions sought relaxation for them in transfer and posting, and opined that they should not be transferred to remote schools of Papum Pare district.
The unions had earlier submitted memorandums to the education commissioner on 6 June, 2017; the education minister on 15 September 2017; the chief minister on 7 September, 2017; and the chief secretary on 18 December, 2017, but no action has yet been taken, they said.
The APPDSU warned of a democratic movement against the education department and the state government if all its demands are not fulfilled by 3 May, 2018.