ITANAGAR, Mar 12: The state education department which is of late under severe criticism for irrational distribution of teachers in schools within the state has decided to start massive transfer and posting to rationalize deployment of teachers.
The department of education has proposed it to be implemented during the vacation months in April and May this year.
Whereas, about 900 schools in the interior are running with single teacher, there are schools, mostly located in Capital Complex area and district headquarters where there are reportedly excess teachers particularly, TGTs (JTs). Because of this irrational distribution, education activities are suffering in the remote schools, education secretary Bidol Tayeng said in a statement on Sunday.
“Even SSA teachers who are meant for specific schools of remote areas were being posted or attached in the schools of Capital Complex or district headquarters,” he added informing that recently, the department of education has directed all the DDSEs to release the entire SSA teachers attached in the schools of the state capital and district headquarters.
Tayeng further added that all DDSEs have also been directed to confirm the re-joining of SSA teachers in their original places of posting in the district.
“The department has also directed the DCs concerned to take actions against teachers, including termination from the service, whoever fails to report back to his/her original place of posting,” said Tayeng.
The echo of unequal deployment of teachers in various schools of the state and the consequent shortage of teachers was also heard in the state assembly during the ongoing session. One of the members brought forward a resolution for the government to take steps for equitable distribution of teachers throughout the state of Arunachal Pradesh. The resolution was discussed at length where many members spoke on the prevailing acute shortage of teachers in their respective areas and pledged support to the resolution.
At the end of discussion, the house unanimously resolved to take steps for equitable distribution of teachers. The members also spoke on the prevailing acute shortage of PGTs (ST) in Science, Math and Language subjects in schools, which were upgraded in last few years but no posts have been created as yet. A request was also made to the education minister to take steps to sanction teacher posts against the upgraded schools.
Meanwhile, the department has already initiated action on the rationalization process by writing to the DCs concerned to furnish school wise deployment of teachers along with enrollment of the students. The rationalization of posting of teachers is proposed to be completed before the re-opening of the schools after vacation in the month of June 2017.
There are 3317 government schools, 2, 57, 445 schools students and 20,940 government teachers including SSA in the state.