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Punjab education department brainwave: Don’t post males below 50 in schools for girls

The proposal is part of a draft of the teacher transfer policy, 2018, put up on the department website seeking feedback within 15 days.

punjab Updated: Feb 07, 2018 22:12 IST
Press Trust of India, Chandigarh
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Male teachers below the age of 50 should not be posted in schools for girls, Punjab’s school education department has proposed, drawing a sharp reaction from the teachers’ union.

The proposal is part of a draft of the teacher transfer policy, 2018, put up on the department website seeking feedback within 15 days.

Government Teachers’ Union, Punjab, however, trashed the proposed move. Union president Sukhwinder Chahal, said, “It is wrong to question the character of a teacher whose job is to teach students. We will strongly oppose this move if it is implemented.”

A spokesman of the state education department simply said the draft teacher transfer policy was uploaded on the portal to seek suggestions. The main objective of the policy is distribution of human resources in an optimal manner to protect the academic interest of students and maximise job satisfaction among employees in a fair and transparent manner, the draft said.

The policy shall be applicable on teaching cadre posts including ETT, master, lecturer, vocational masters, principals and headmasters, according to the draft.

First Published: Feb 07, 2018 21:47 IST