Published On: Thu, Apr 14th, 2016

Almost 4000 new teachers to be posted to remote areas of Uttarakhand

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In a relief for government teachers posted in remote corners of the state for years, almost 4,000 new recruits will now be sent to hilly areas. Long-serving teachers posted in these areas will now get a chance to be transferred to more accessible places.

As per the rules of the education department, there is a provision for posting first-time recruits to far-flung regions and Uttarakhand governor K K Paul has issued instructions for implementing the clause.

Paul held a review meeting on teachers’ appointments with school education department officials on Tuesday and issued instructions that the newly recruited 3,993 learned teachers (LTs) and lecturers must be posted in schools in hilly and far-flung, inaccessible areas. Those who have served for long in these regions and are eligible for transfers, having earned marks for serving in these places, must be transferred to accessible areas, the governor stated.

“I have been trying for years to get a transfer to Dehradun or any other city as I have a medical problem. I have submitted applications to my seniors several times, but to no avail,” said a woman teacher in her fifties, serving at a government school near Chakrata. “Now this news comes as a big respite and hopefully someone will replace me so I will be able to get a transfer to a city.”

Most other teachers, too, were happy with the development. Some hailed the efforts of the Rajkiya Shikshak Sangh, a body of government school teachers, for constantly requesting the policy to be implemented. The body had also run a campaign on Facebook and other social media for this.

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