Male teachers above 50 years for girls' schools in Haryana
Chandigarh, Apr 2 (UNI) After the recent incidents of sexual assault on three school girls', the Haryana Government has given strict instructions that only the female staff or male teachers above the age of 50 years would be posted in the girls' schools here.
Only in case of non-availability of female staff males would be posted, according to the new transfer policy of the Haryana School Education Board announced by the state Education Minister Phool Chand Mullana here yesterday.
The new transfer policy for 2006-07 has also made it clear that the teachers suffering from hundred per cent blindness or those who are 70 per cent handicapped would be adjusted in the same block or within a radius of around 10 km from the present place of posting.
Three options of schools would be sought from them and efforts would be made to adjust him/her against one of his/her options.
Teachers suffering from serious ailments like cancer or widows, legal divorcees, wives of serving soldiers and those whose wards were suffering from the lesemia would also be governed by the same transfer rules as applicable for blind or hardicapped teachers.
The transfer policy also specified that if the husband wife both were in the service of the state government, efforts would be made to adjust them as near as possible. Teachers retiring next year would not be transferred except on their own request but not on mutual basis.
The transfer policy clearly laid down that teachers whose last three years' result are less than 50 per cent may be transferred from their place of posting on administrative ground.
In a bid to strengthen government school education in rural areas, Mr Mullana made it clear that on the first appointment (direct recruitment on regular/adhoc basis) the candidates would be appointed in the rural areas for five years while on every promotion the teachers would be appointed for at least three years, as per service rules.
Those who had not done their mandatory requisite rural service either at the first appointment or on promotion would be transferred so as to comply with the statutory rules. Those who had done five years of continuous urban service ignoring the minor interruption that is upto six months maximum may also be transferred to rural areas for at least two years.
In case of mutual transfers, no request would be entertained in case both the applicants were from the urban areas except where urban service is less than two years, it shall be counted as one composite period for transfer purposes.
Transfers may be affected due to rationalisation of teaching staff based on students' strength as per need and requirement.
The state Education Minister said transfer on administrative grounds would be based on recommendations or misconduct report of head of institution, education officers, public representatives and Panchayati Raj Institutions. In case of any complaint, the complainant should submit an affidavit duly attested regarding any specific allegation.
Regarding mutual transfer he said this would be permissible if both the teachers gave their consent in writing and ordinarily not more than two times in their service career.
Mr Mullana said in case of any wrong, misleading or incorrect information given by the teacher as well as head of institution, the same would be considered as misconduct and strict disciplinary action would be taken against the erring official. Similarly, if any teacher was found seeking transfer against the policy framed by the government disciplinary action would be taken him against.
The transfer policy specified that the normal stay at a station would be five years. A teacher could be dislocated even before five years but not before two years. The period of stay would not be applicable in case of transfers made on administrative ground.
The Minister indicated that strict disciplinary action would be taken against teachers if they do not join the new place of posting with in 10 days from the date of relieving.
The officers in the administrative capacity that is Headmasters, Principals, Block Education Officers, Deputy District Education Officers, Additional District Education Officers and the District Education Officer would not be covered under this policy.