The online database includes information on two lakh teachers, including teachers with physical disabilities, those who are widowed, divorced and those approaching retirement. These factors will be taken into account for the transfer.
Mumbai: The Maharashtra government has introduced an online system for the transfer of teachers from Zilla Parishad schools to ensure transparency in the process. Hasan Mushrif, state minister for rural development, launched the online system at Mantralaya, the state secretariat in Mumbai, on Thursday.
Previously, the transfer of teachers was done manually and allegations of some teachers influencing the process in their favor were commonplace. Problems of political interference were also reported in the previous system. PTI said the new online system will manage the database of about two lakh Zilla Parishad teachers in the state. The government had previously formed a study group made up of Zilla Parishad officials, who contributed software development to two private companies contracted by the department.
“This system will ensure maximum transparency in the transfer of teachers. Transfers will be made in a way that ensures students will have quality teachers,” Mushrif said. The Rural Development Department‘s additional chief secretary, Rajesh Kumar, said: “Once a teacher has filled in their details in the state database, they can also be seen by other teachers. It will thus put a brake on teachers who could fill in false information to influence the transfer system.
Each teacher eligible for transfer will have to give a list of 30 schools of their preference, he said. The online database includes information on two lakh teachers, including teachers who are physically challenged, widowed, divorced or single, and those approaching retirement. These factors will be taken into account at the time of the transfer, the senior official said.
(With PTI entries)