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Rajasthan: SSA teachers eyeing transfer to hometown

DNA   |  Mar 06, 2013, 05:23AM IST
Jaipur: State government teachers nowadays seem to find several ways of getting transferred to their hometowns. One such example came to light on Tuesday when teachers in large numbers appeared at walk-in interviews for vacant posts at Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA).
 
According to an official of elementary education department, a total of 147 teachers came for interviews for 53 posts in Jaipur on Tuesday. The number is expected to double on Wednesday. 
 
Notably, SSA had recently issued an ad inviting applications from teachers for recruitment for the post of lower divisional coordinator (LDC), additional district project coordinator (ADPC), assistant project coordinator (APC), programme assistant (PA), resource person (RP) and others on deputation in SSA. It is clear these teachers found it a valuable opportunity to get transferred to their hometowns, despite knowing they have to work extra if they go on deputation in SSA.
 
Teachers posted in far-flung areas of state reached Shiksha Sankul Bhawan with required bio data to get a posting to desired places. One of them confessed: “I am presently posted at a government school in Jhunjhunu district and my wife is working in Jaipur. So, I am trying to get posting in Jaipur and others are also trying for this,” said the teacher, requesting anonymity.
 
Not only teachers, even officials of education department agreed teachers are eyeing for their hometowns so that they can stay with families. “Even, we have observed teachers are coming for interview to get posted at their hometown. They are, however, trying to show their dedication towards educating children during interviews,” said SN Gautam, an official of the department.
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