Seeking mutual transfers, teachers get all creative!

What’s that? Teachers going through the notices pasted on the door of Jaganmohan Palace in Mysore on Friday. DH photo

‘Naanu Padubidri, Udupialli kelsa maduttidene. Bagalkote ge mutual transfer bekagide. Kare maadi’ (I am working at Padubidri in Udupi and if anybody from Bagalkot is interested in mutual transfer, please contact this number).

This was a sample of many such notices put up by the drawing teachers seeking mutual transfers, ahead of the scheduled counselling session conducted by the Department of Education, in April or May.

The teachers seem to have been making use of every opportunity that comes in their way till then.

Moreover, if gone by their creative finesse, they couldn’t have thought of anything better than eighth state-level convention organised at Jaganmohan Palace here on February 17 and 18 to give wings to their creativity. The door of the good old building had been converted into a piece of canvas to ‘canvas’, by the teachers making ample use of the space too.

Understandably, mere notice won’t work and what it needs to woo the needy is- uniqueness in the notice.

While one had used sketch pens to decorate every line, highlighing the headline ‘Hello Mutual’ with red colour to attract the reader, another, who seemed to be wary of any unhappy minds nipping the chances had taken security measure covering it with plastic! Likewise, one could see numerous notices on the door with cellnumbers given below for communication. ‘

And, their idea clicked to an extent on the second day- Friday. Most of the teachers who turned up for the conference had a close look at the notices, before taking their seats.

Majority among them, who had put up notices were seeking transfer from faraway Kashipattana to Bangalore, Mandya to Chikkodi, Dharwad to Mangalore, Mysore to Jamkhandi to mention a few.

When contacted, an officer of Education Department preferring anonymity told Deccan Herald, there are about 60,000 drawing teachers, majority among them from high schools. It’s obvious for them to start searching for ‘mutual beneficiaries’ as there could be chances of multiple persons competing for one place.

While the teachers might have left for their respective places with a tinge of satisfaction, the caretakers of t he building that is among the several palacees the city boasts of, were found fuming.

They were seen removing the notices, fearig the wrath of higher ups.

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