Stop interfering in teachers’ transfer & posting: Arunachal Pradesh Education Minister
ITANAGAR, Aug 30: Arunachal Pradesh Education Minister Honchun Ngandam today appealed to the legislators not to interfere in transferring and posting of teachers in the greater interest of the students’ community of the state.
Responding to the half an hour discussion brought in the assembly by Nationalist Peoples’ Party (NPP) MLA Tirong Aboh who had alleged that majority of the teachers were transferred from Tirap district without sending relievers, the minister while admitting shortage of teachers in many schools attributed it to political interference. Aboh while raising the discussion informed that 20 primary schools in Tirap district are running by single teachers while 254 schools in the state are non functional.
The NPP legislator urged the government for rationalization of transfer and posting of teachers so that each school get the required number of teachers. The minister, however, disclosed that there was no mass transfer in recent times. However, during 2017, the department proposed to transfer teachers from those schools having excess teachers to schools with deficit, but had to halt the process due to half yearly examinations.