Saturday, February 3, 2018

Draft of policy for Inter District Transfer of regular District Cadre Teachers

The Haryana Government has prepared the draft of policy for Inter District Transfer of regular District Cadre Teachers including PRT, JBT, HT and Classical & Vernacular (C&V) teachers. Objections and suggestions have been invited from such teachers and their unions on this policy latest by February 28, 2018.
         While stating this here today, a spokesman of the School Education Department said that the policy can be seen on departments website and Objection and suggestions received after the last date would not be considered.
        He said that only District Cadre Teachers, that is, PRT/JBT/HT and C&V Teachers who are working on regular basis in Elementary Education Department of the State Government are eligible to be considered for transfer under this policy. All those teachers who have been recruited specifically against Mewat cadre would not be transferred out of Mewat. However, others teachers, though working in Mewat are eligible to be considered for transfer under this policy. The applicant teacher will mention three districts of his or her choice on the MIS portal of the department.
        He said that at any point of time, the department would have the district wise requirement of teachers based on the latest rationalisation along-with the reserve staff. The reserve staff would comprise of the vacancy created due to teachers being on various kind of leaves like maternity leave, child care leave, study leave or extraordinary leave. The percentage of various categories such as General, SC, BC-A, BC-B, Ex-Serviceman as ratio of district requirement would be maintained at the district level as much as possible. However, the state would relax this rule for certain categories like Physically Challenged, he added.
        The spokesman said that ratio of regular teachers in a district to this requirement would be maintained approximately same as far as possible which should be same as this ratio at the state level. Keeping this principle in mind, the department would specify the total number of teachers which could be posted in a district before initiating the transfer process. The department can exclude certain category of teachers from participating in the transfer drive by specifying the category and reasons for such decision.
        He said that if a teacher volunteer to participate in the transfer drive then it would be assumed that he or she consents to the change of his or her cadre and that his lien and seniority would be affected as specified in this policy. The department can specify additional conditions which would be deemed to be consented by the teacher voluntarily participating in the transfer drive.
        The decision of allotment of a particular district would be based on the total composite score of points earned by a teacher. Teachers would be given marks as per the criteria described in this section. Age of the teacher would carry the maximum 60 marks. There would be additional maximum 20 marks for special categories of teachers keeping in view the hardships faced by them in executing the assigned work due to the cadre allotted and their circumstances in life. He said that total marks that can be given to a teacher would not be more than 20. Total composite score allotted to a teacher would be 80, he added.
        He said that for every category, there would be two kinds of vacancies except Physically Challenged category. He said that difference in the requirement of a district and the regular teachers posted in a particular district would constitute the actual vacancy. A teacher who is participating in the transfer drive would contribute to the vacancy in that district in his or her own category.
        The spokesman said that the state government would initiate the drive of cadre change as and when it deems fit to do so. Participation in the transfer drive is voluntary. Teachers, who wish to participate in the drive, would have to give their consent on the MIS portal meant for the transfer drive. Teachers can opt for maximum three districts. He or she would be eligible to be transferred only to these districts of his or her own choice. Teachers suffering from 100 per cent physically disability, currently suffering from cancer, having undergone bye-pass heart surgery, kidney transplant or currently undergoing dialysis would be assigned the district of their choice irrespective of the vacancy position in the district. Rest of the teachers would be sorted in the decreasing order of the marks obtained by them in their respective category. Their choices would be considered against the available vacancies.
He said that teacher with mere marks would get priority over teachers with lesser marks. In the eventuality of tie, that is, teachers having exactly same marks, the seniority for the purpose of consideration of the choices would be decided. 
A teacher would have the option to choose ‘Anywhere in the State’. Such teachers would be posted at the places in the following order of preference (i) Mewat, (ii) Morni Hills (iii) districts with maximum percentage deficiency. First all the vacancies of Mewat district would be filled. After that, vacancies of Morni hills would be filled up. If there are still teachers who opted for "Anywhere in the State", they would be utilised for the districts with maximum percentage deficiency. If such teacher is posted in Mewat or Morni Hills then he would be paid additional 20 per cent of his or her Basic Pay + Dearness Allowance during the said posting.
If any teacher feels that his or her cadre has been changed against the provisions of this policy then he or she can file online grievance on the portal provided by the department within 15 days of issuance of such order. Such grievance would be redressed as per the provisions of this policy and an appropriate decision would be taken by the department as deem fit. 
He said that the Administrative Secretary, School Education, Haryana with the prior approval of the Chief Minister would be competent to change the cadre of any teacher in relaxation of any or all of the above provisions after recording reasons justifying such relaxation.
No teacher would canvass his or her case except through the grievance redressal mechanism as provided in this policy. All other individual representations would be treated as an attempt to bring extraneous influence in the due process. No relief can be sought except the one already sought through the grievance redressal mechanism as provided under this policy, he added.

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