Teachers' Association Seeks Change in Transfer Norms

The Tamil Nadu Aasiriyar Munnettra Sangam has sought amendments and clarifications to the new norms surrounding the transfer.

Published: 23rd July 2015 04:15 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd July 2015 04:15 AM   |  A+A-

VELLORE:The Tamil Nadu Aasiriyar Munnettra Sangam has sought amendments and clarifications to the new norms surrounding the transfer, counselling and teacher-deployment announced by the State government.

District president of the Sangam, S Sivaraman, said that earlier, the minimum requirement for a teacher seeking a transfer is that he or she must have worked in a particular school for a minimum of one year. This has now been changed to three years, “which has come as a big blow for teachers,” he said and added, “we request the government to go back to the old norms.”

The Sangam has also demanded that transfer counselling should be conducted in a transparent manner. The deployment norms announced by the State government should have been conducted before the schools reopened and hence it should be rolled back this year for the welfare of 3,000 plus teachers and students.

The State government should also announce a clear policy for the appointment of male and female teachers for all schools.

When teachers are transferred from an elementary stream of education to a high school stream, the government should device a policy for promotion of such teachers. The Sangam has also appealed to the government to conduct the counselling of teachers opting to migrate from these two streams of education.

The government should clarify whether transfer counselling would be conducted personally or through an online system this year. The members attached to the Sangam on Wednesday staged a demonstration in front of the head post office demanding implementation of various demands.

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