Teacher transfers will be over by Feb 15, promises Sait

Teacher transfer guidelines will be published by December 15 and the process will be over by February 15, Minister  for Primary and Secondary Education Tanveer Sait said on Monday.  

He was speaking to journalists after holding a meeting with education department officials regarding transfers, promotions and recruitment.

The final version of the Karnataka State Civil Services (Regulation of Transfer of Teachers) Rules, 2017, has already been published. The process will be completed in two months but the transfer orders will be given only after April 10 so that teachers get sufficient time to relocate, he added.  

Sait said the government  intended to conduct the transfer process for 2018-19 in May itself to ensure teachers and students were not disturbed in the middle of the academic year.  

As regards the disparity in teachers' pay, he said department officials had met the chairperson of the pay commission and submitted proposals. He expressed confidence that teachers' wages could be increased to the expected level.

Four phases for the recruitment of 10,000 primary school teachers have been completed.  A tentative recruitment list will be published in February 2018 and the final list will be published in May, he added.  

A  notification will be issued soon through the Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) for the appointment of 1,201 PU lecturers. For the first time, 139 principals will also be appointed through direct recruitment by the KPSC, he said.  

 

II PU evaluation to be decentralised

The evaluation of II PUC  answer papers will be decentralised from 2018 onwards, Sait announced. The evaluation of SSLC papers is already being done in a decentralised manner. But the  evaluation of PU papers was being done in Bengaluru by over 20,000 evaluators. Sait said since it was problematic to provide for boarding and lodging to evaluators, the evaluation of different subjects will be done in different locations. A decision has also been taken to increase the remuneration for evaluation by Rs 10 every year instead of increasing the sum every three years.

Sait said there was no plan to scrap the Right To Education (RTE) Act which allows underprivileged students to get free seats in private schools. He said the government was considering extending the provision to aided schools. He said discussions were going on with boards of interested aided schools.  

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