SSC resumes process of general transfer of teachers

Kolkata: The School Service Commission has resumed the process of general transfer of teachers on special ground and transfer on administrative ground. A notification in this regard has been uploaded on the website of the West Bengal Central School Service Commission.

The process was kept in abeyance through an earlier notification issued on March 14, with the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) coming into effect after the announcement of the Lok Sabha elections.

"The application for special transfer, as per rule, is submitted directly to the department. The state Education department has given its necessary nod and has forwarded more than 2,000 applications of special transfer with all relevant documents to me," said Soumitra Sarkar, chairman of the WBSSC.

The mutual transfer application is made directly to the Commission and is carried out as per the vacancy list submitted by the District Inspector of Schools (DIs).

It was October last year when the state Education department had brought out a notification stalling the transfer process of teachers both in the primary and secondary level, until further notice. Instructions were issued to the DIs and also to the headmasters of the state schools in this regard.

The move came in the wake of the incident at Daribhit High School in North Dinajpur, where two students were killed in a clash that broke out over recruitment of teachers.

It was found that in the school there was no need of Urdu teachers. Neither was there any vacancy. However, despite that the school was in the process of recruiting a teacher for Urdu, which led to the unfortunate incident.

The department had sought reports regarding vacancies at all schools from the DIs and it was sometime around the beginning of March when the SSC had brought out the notification regarding such transfers. However, the process was again stalled with the MCC in effect.

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