Protest halts teacher transfer counselling

Published: 04th August 2016 06:44 AM  |   Last Updated: 04th August 2016 06:44 AM   |  A+A-

BENGALURU: THE Department of Collegiate Education’s counselling for transfer of teachers of government first grade colleges across the state was stopped on Wednesday after teachers staged a protest.

The teachers, who arrived here from various districts, alleged that the officials were conducting the counselling in violation of guidelines. “They are not considering those who have recommendation and are transferring only those who are from rural areas. There are people who have been working in Bengaluru since 20 years. Why no transfers for them?” a faculty member, who came from Tumakuru, told Express. The protesting teachers demanded that the Higher Education Minister intervene, alleging that the Commissioner of Collegiate Education had taken bribes from some lecturers working in Bengaluru colleges to not transfer them.

“Though there is a rule stipulating that it is mandatory to get transfer once in five years, how can they be in one place for 15-20 years? This is all because the commissioner has taken money,” alleged another teacher from Kolar. The protesters said they will not let the counselling happen until the minister intervenes and corrects the lapses. Following the protest, the Director of Collegiate Education left the venue along with other staff.

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