Governments teachers from across the state gathered outside the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) office here in SAS Nagar on Thursday and protested against education minister Daljeet Cheema and education officials.
The protesters said there was corruption in transfer of teachers and alleged that not only money was being charged but district managers were favouring those close to them.
The teachers said, "There is no transparency and the officials are doing as it suits them without paying any heed to rules."
Kulwant Gill, one of the teachers leading the protest, said it was decided during a meeting with Cheema that transparency would be maintained in transfers.
He alleged that no promise made during that meeting had been fulfilled.
The protesters demanded that teachers in schools with 50% staff shortage and those teaching in Aadharsh schools may be given an equal right for transfers.
Gill said, "It was promised to us that promotions and transfers will be made as per rules but nothing has changed". The teachers also demanded that district managers be removed from work of transfers and same be done by some senior officials of the board.
The teachers also demanded contractual staff should regularise and computer teachers should be brought under the ambit of the PSEB rules.
The teachers said that when they were facing such hardships and the government was not paying any heed to their basic demands then how did they expect them to perform well and provide education with complete dedication.
The teachers threatened bigger demonstration if their demands were not met at the earliest.