Transfer Row: Former Principal Alleges Smear Campaign

Published: 02nd August 2014 07:55 AM  |   Last Updated: 02nd August 2014 07:55 AM   |  A+A-

KOCHI: Responding to the statements made by Latha, principal of the Edappally Higher Secondary School, former principal Shakunthala has said that there was not any judgement by the Administrative Tribunal in favour of the former.

notes.jpgShakunthala said that she was not served with any notice about the transfer order even though she was the third respondent in Latha’s original application. “I filed a review application in the Tribunal, and the order states that there has not been any directive in favour of the applicant, but only noticed the submission made on behalf of the second respondent,” said Shakunthala.

She further stated that Latha was only indulging in a smear campaign against her, instead of appealing before the High Court.

“Elamakkara GHSS is nearer to her flat. Since the principals of higher secondary schools are engaged in teaching also, they could be posted only in schools where their respective subject is offered as course of study. By requesting this transfer, she was trying to conveniently dislodge me from Edappally” she said.

In July, ‘Express’ had published a report on the sudden transfer of HSS principals. There were allegations that school principals were being transferred in the State due to the political influence of persons with vested interests.

Stay up to date on all the latest Kerala news with The New Indian Express App. Download now


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp