PUNE: In a letter submitted to CM Devendra Fadnavis, the Maharashtra State Primary Teachers Council has alleged that around 10 per cent of the Zilla Parishad teachers who filled the online forms for transfers have taken advantage and submitted false information.
Rajendra Sapkale, State President of the Council said, “There are many teachers who have been dishonest as far as the categories under which they have to fill forms are concerned. People have done this with respect to the categories of disability and disorders. While married people are given the concession to give names of 20 villages of their priority within a particular km range of each other’s, many have misused this by giving names of wrong villages.”
He added that the teachers who were transferred under inter-district transfers last year were not supposed to apply this year. However, many have still applied and got transfers this year.
“I must say that the transfer process was carried out quite well this time, and around 90 per cent of the teachers have been allotted what they deserve. However, the allotment happens in Mumbai, where the officials don’t know the scenario at the ground level. Thus, while the forms are being submitted, they need to be scrutinised at the lower levels, by the local education officers. Thus, the chances of malpractices might be reduced,” Sapkale added.
He said the matter needs to be taken up by the government as a few people are taking advantage of the system means there will be a few honest ones who will be affected and denied justice.