Srinagar, Feb 16: In clear violation of the government’s transfer policy, many teachers and employees of the education department have not been transferred for the last 10 to 20 years.
Under the 2010 government transfer policy, the minimum tenure of a government employee on a particular post should be two years which can be extended to a maximum of three years. However, some officials and teachers have not been transferred for 20 years.
“In 2019, Zonal Education Officer, Gulab Bagh, transferred many teachers who had overstayed in a particular school. But due to the political approach, their transfer orders were revoked. They still continue to enjoy their posts,” said an official of Education Department.
Another official said a female teacher posted in one of the Boys Higher Secondary Schools has not been shifted for more than 20 years. “Due to her political background and bureaucratic approach, no one dares to transfer her,” he said.
Likewise, there are number of teaching and non-teaching staff across Srinagar who enjoy their posts for the last many years.
Lieutenant Governor G C Murmu has directed all the government departments to rotate staff from sensitive to non-sensitive positions and strictly follow the important provisions of transfer policy 2010.
Director and Secretary Education, Dr. Younis Malik, and Secretary Hirdesh Kumar did not answer after repeated calls made by The Kashmir Monitor.