Good news for teachers: Changes in the rules of transfer of primary school teachers, the process of transfer of female teachers has also been simplified
Separate seniority of Std. 1 to 5 and 6 to 8 teachers will be considered
The transfer of primary teachers will no longer be considered as a standard 1 to 8 consecutive unit
The district transfer of women teachers will benefit on the basis of place of marriage registration instead of a place of appointment
Now not only the Secretariat but all government employees’ teacher wives will have the opportunity to be transferred within three years of appointment.
A major change has been made in the transfer rule of about two lakh teachers working in the state’s primary schools. According to the new rule, teachers of Std. 1 to 5 will not be included in Std. 6 to 8 in case of increase. The seniority of both will be considered separately, which will now facilitate the transfer of primary teachers. Until now, since Std.1 to 8 were considered as consecutive units, many teachers were deprived of the benefits of seniority, delaying their transfers.
There were not enough qualified teachers in Std.6 to 8 at that time
After the inclusion of standard 8 in primary schools, competitive examinations were also started for the recruitment of teachers. In the primary school divided into two parts, the qualification of PTC was determined in the recruitment of teachers of Std.1 to 5, while in Std.6 to 8, graduation with B.Ed or PTC was made compulsory. However, before this, recruitment was done only with the qualification of PTC, so there were not enough qualified teachers in Std.6 to 8 at that time. Therefore, the education department made a temporary provision that the teachers who have more in Std. 1 to 5 should be included in Std. 6 to 8. Thus, in the case of the transfer due to the inclusion of additional teachers in the upper primary, a consecutive unit of standard 1 to 8 was considered.
Provision for transfer of non-transferable staff of Secretariat cadre in the special case in Gandhinagar
In such circumstances, there is a vacancy for a mathematics teacher in a school in Std. 6th to 8th, but there was no replacement for another teacher as there were additional teachers in Std. Secondly, even in seniority, consecutive units were considered. The new rule now removes the provision to include an additional teacher, although if a temporary teacher is placed, he or she will be transferred to another location in the replacement camp. There was a provision to transfer the spouse of a non-transferable employee or officer of the Secretariat cadre who is performing duty as a primary teacher in a special case in Gandhinagar district. However, so far only the secretariat staff has benefited from this rule.
The benefit of transfer to their teacher spouse after completion of three years of service
However, other categories have also been added, in which the employees or officers appointed to various posts in the Secretariat Services of the Government of Gujarat, Gujarat Public Service Commission and Gujarat High Court will be given the benefit of transfer after completion of three years of service.
Only the place where women’s marriage is registered will be considered
Appointments can be made on the basis of vacancies in Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad districts. Apart from this, women have got a big relief when changing districts, not only the place during their deputation but also the place where marriage is registered.