Bengaluru: For the first time ever Karnataka Residential Educational Institutions Society (KREIS) has taken up general transfers of both teaching and non teaching staff and date for counselling has been fixed for the same. The online transfers exercise, on the lines of education department and Navodaya education institutions, has been taken up to put an end to transfers related corruption and malpractices, said sources in KREIS. The government has drawn guidelines 2019-20 and invited applications through online for all the officials falling under A, B, C and D category.
In the last seven years of setting up of residential schools, there were no general transfers at all. Transfers were happening based on the requests from the staff. When the unofficial transfers became rampant, the social welfare department came out with guidelines. As per the new guidelines drawn, A and B group employees should complete three years while group C and D category must have completed five and seven years respectively to be eligible for transfers, sources added. A four-day counseling will begin form August 5 and end on August 8.
As per the 6 per cent calculation, 48 staff from each of the category would be eligible for transfers, which include principals, language teachers, nurses, physical education teachers among others. sThe guidelines states that six per cent of the total staff will be eligible for the transfers, provided they have made online requests.
The requests would be shortlisted based on certain parameters and the shortlisted names would be intimated to the candidates seeking transfers. The intimation would reach through message on their registered mobile number, said sources. Widow, widowers, physically challenged and candidates with genuine serious problems at home would be given preference for transfers, said sources.
A staff of KREIS on condition of anonymity lauded the online transfer system and claimed it prevents corruption. However, the general transfers is happening for the first time in seven years the cap of six per cent is too less and most candidates will not benefit, a candidate said....