Will CEO Poonch initiate Transfer of Teachers? Teacher community suffering
POONCH TODAY NEWS
POONCH: Teacher community of Poonch district is suffering from a most burning issue of Transfers and this issue has remained unaddressed since long. Various CEOs came and passed their tenure, but nothing solid was done. However, after joining of new Chief Education Officer Poonch, who is also a son of the soil, nothing concrete has been observed in Education Department Poonch. Even routine work of transfer of Teachers has not been initiated. Hundreds of Teachers who have been working in far flung areas and have been visiting CEO Office for their transfers, getting only poor excuses in return.
Various Teacher’s organizations met CEO Poonch with the hope that being a son of the soil, he (CEO) knows the common problems of the area and will do justice with the Teachers by initiating their transfers.
It is pertinent to mention here that Director School Education Jammu in an order has categorically directed all the Chief Education Officers to organize open sessions on 2nd and 15th of Every month with prior information to all the Teachers to listen their grievances including their transfers issues, but CEO Poonch has never organized such an open sessions, fearing controversies on transfer issue.
Highly placed sources close to “POONCH TODAY” in CEO office revealed that CEO doesn’t want to initiate transfer issue fearing controversies and wants to complete his tenure as an uncontroversial CEO.
A senior employee of Education department Poonch, who wished anonymity, said that CEO would never initiate Teachers transfers because he believes that touching this issue would raise controversy against him. His close friends believe that CEO Poonch is honest and knows that there is a general view that some members of transfer committee take bribe from Teachers for their suitable adjustment which he (CEO) does not like, so keeping his own image safe and clear, he would never initiate Teachers transfers and would like to adopt time pass policy.
Some academicians opine that CEO has the capability, but fearing involvement of corruption in transfers, he wants to play safe and may take time to do the same. Although, many Teachers are working in various ZEO’s and CEO offices. They are neck deep involved in various corrupt activities related to various schemes and are experts in various tits bits of Transfer industry and this could be the reason, why CEO is hesitating to initiate transfer issue.
Teachers of Poonch district hope that being son of the soil, CEO would do justice with the Teaching community and initiate Teacher transfers as done by other CEOs in Jammu Province.