Rajasthan government bans transfers, education department shifts 200 teachers on sly
Some teachers were posted in districts where transfers are restricted for 10 years from appointment ; the transfers were made in the name of appointment in cells introduced to monitor state and central government schemes.jaipur Updated: Oct 09, 2017 21:04 IST
The directorate of elementary education in Rajasthan transferred more than 200 school teachers of different cadre despite a government ban on transfers. Some of these teachers were posted in districts where transfers are restricted for 10 years from appointment or posting. The transfers were made in the name of appointment in cells introduced to monitor state and central government schemes.
Secondary education director Nathmal Didel holding the additional charge in absence of elementary education director Puran Chandra Kishan said, “We found functional irregularities and procedure lapses in the transfer process. At least 30 teachers in the directorate were transferred without adopting any transparent process. Teachers from Dark Zone districts (where government staff is not transferred for a long time to make up for shortage). I am not sure about the total number of transferred teachers in districts at this initial stage.”
Didel has sent a report on this to the government.
An upper division clerk (UDC) is said to be behind the scam. He has been removed from his post and is awaiting new posting. Sources said that a group of subordinate staff misguided the authorities regarding the norms and procedure of appointments. 30 teachers, including a physical education teacher were shifted in sections and cells like SEQI, SIQE, CSR, Shala Darshan and Registrar of Departmental Examination of elementary education directorate.
The number of transferred teachers is yet to be confirmed but according to sources it can reach up to 200, as the personal staff of directorate, too, directed deputy directors and district education officers to follow the same instructions in their respective districts.
A senior officer in the directorate, who did not wish to be named said that the subordinate staff fooled the authorities about norms and made them issue transfer orders for a year.
Education department officials said teachers posted in 10 districts, Bikaner, Banswara, Baran, Barmer, Dungarpur, Jaisalmer, Jalor, Jhalawar, Pratapgarh and Sirohi, cannot be transferred before completion of 10 years of service as the rule is in place for 20 years.