Punjab CM digitally effects transfers of over 10k school teachers in one go

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Chandigarh, Mar 24 (PTI) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday effected a mass transfer of school teachers with a single click of the mouse on the state’s Education Department portal.

Singh effected the transfer of a total of 10,099 teachers digitally under the Teachers Transfer Policy-2019, a government statement said.

Education Minister Vijay Inder Singla was also present on the occasion.

Under the Teachers Transfer Policy 2019, the government school teachers have to be transferred online.

A total of 35,386 online applications were received from aspiring teachers and volunteers, of which 15,481 were found ineligible as they were found short of the prescribed parameters of the policy, the statement said.

The remaining 19,905 were found eligible for transfer, it added.

For the first time, computer teachers and various categories of education volunteers were also brought into the ambit of the Teachers Transfer Policy, the statement said.

Speaking on the occasion, the chief minister said the teachers' transfer policy has been instrumental in achieving the goal of quality education by filling vacant posts.

This has helped in ensuring uninterrupted academic session, besides giving job satisfaction to teachers by allowing them to work at the places of their choice, he said.

Punjab, he said, has pioneered several path-breaking initiatives to bring in qualitative improvement in school education.

The Teachers Transfer Policy-2019 was also a major step in that direction, he added. PTI SUN RAX RAX