The transfer list of residential school teachers, released by Jharkhand’s welfare department on June 29, has names of teachers who are dead, retired or serving in Bihar schools after the cadre division.
The list also includes the names of teachers who have not completed a year at their new place of posting.
The names of three teachers, who are not alive but figure in the transfer list, include Ramlal Dehri, who has been transferred from Gopikander Residential High School in Dumka to residential High School Chas in Bokaro. The second teacher is Chandra Bhushan Jha, who has been transferred from High School Duladih, Jamtara to Govindpur High School in Dhanbad and Khimiya Xess, a woman teacher from Lohardaga, who has been transferred to a High School at Kisko in the same district from her earlier assignment at district headquartersbased Girls’ Middle School.
The surprise does not end here. Kanhaiya Prasad, a former teacher of Barsaut High School in Hazaribagh, finds himself transferred to High School Karhalbil in Dumka though he left the state long ago after the cadre division to serve in Bihar.
The same is the case with Vivek Kumar who is teaching in a Bihar school after the cadre division. He has been transferred from High School Barhait in Santhal Parganas to a High School at Dhamni in Godda.
The welfare department officials have also transferred Domnika Odeya, who retired a year ago, from Middle School, Dombari in Khunti to Kundrugutu High School in West Singhbhum.
Gauri Shankar Minz, secretary welfare department said, “There are some discrepancies in the names in the transfer list of teachers. Errors are being rectified. The transfers were based on a 15-year-old data due to which the error has occurred. Within twothree days the er rors would be corrected.”
The transfer list was issued just five days after a welfare department released an order issued by the joint director Chandra Kumar Singh to the divisional commissioners, district welfare officers, deputy directors in the regional education set-ups and project directors of the Integrated Tribal Development Agencies to determine and furnish within 15 days the district cadre of the departmentrun school teachers and school clerks.