Some time back online general transfer orders were issued in education department apparently leaving no space for any kind of favouritism or any influential efforts affecting transparency. An impression was created that a foolproof and fair policy has been followed. Prior to this the teachers working at different places were asked to give three choices in order of the preferences within their relevant zones for the sake of convenience which however, did not surface any where in the present transfer orders.
There was a time when some standing rules and regulations were being followed under a proper transfer policy and before executing any transfers matured stays were always ascertained. But now the deterioration has been so alarming that in the present transfer orders of teachers not only that acute inconvenience was observed for many, but even the retired teachers are shown to have been transferred. Besides female employees have been put to a lot of inconvenience. Moreover, two places of posting have been depicted against a few. This is height
So far the department was headed by a minister who seem to have some knowledge of things, but because of his being the chief spokesperson of one of the ruling alliance partners proved totally, otherwise and spoiled the show. He exhibited his mettle only in hushing up matters by delivering false and misleading statements under different circumstances in order to save the already blackened face of the government. Now the present minister while opening his lips said, " What is this. This is nothing. A routine exercise. Aggrieved will be taken care of". DSEK assured redressal when approached by press and the aggrieved.
For God's sake let any body ask the concerned minister and the officers of consequence about the callousness and insensitivity of the department in this matter. Is it not in a way an unmindful attitude or dereliction of responsibilities. The government talks of redressing the grievances now, but can we overlook such grave lapses. An ordinary person on the road infers about the degradation of our system. It is sickening. If people at the helm really understand the meaning of honour then they should accept the wrong doings and apologise so as to impart some sanctity to the sense of honour and accountability.
So far as the teaching profession is concerned, it's network has increased manifold, but it has lost its grace and glamour. Every body right from peon to top bureaucrat and common man to top politicians deems it noblest and consider teachers as the architects of the nation. But practically where is that image on ground. In Kashmir the image of the torch bearers has been tarnished. Their role and position was reduced to mere chowkidars during the unrest. So humiliating was their situation that common masses felt pity for them. However, themselves they received the shame in silence and obeyed like faithful servants. How can the government control corruption, criminal activities, favouritism, nepotism and lawlessness in different spheres of life when it is itself involved in such actions indirectly. Change in a de-railed system like that of ours will come up only if the conscience of the society becomes alive and a proper sense prevails. Otherwise, the entire setup is on the brink of a catastrophe.