Nation Politics 29 Dec 2021 Transfers spark prot ...

Transfers spark protests; unrest among teachers, government staff

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | DC CORRESPONDENT
Published Dec 29, 2021, 1:20 am IST
Updated Dec 29, 2021, 7:25 am IST
A heavy police force was deployed around the Secretariat to prevent protests. Employees in batches tried to reach Secretariat premises from different sides — By arrangement
 A heavy police force was deployed around the Secretariat to prevent protests. Employees in batches tried to reach Secretariat premises from different sides — By arrangement

HYDERABAD: Allotment of state government employees and teachers to local cadres and transfers as per new zonal system which is based on creation of new districts and zones fuelled protests across the state.

Employees and teachers boycotted duties and staged protests in several districts alleging huge irregularities in allotment to local cadres and transfers. Several employees and teachers unions tried to lay siege to the Telangana Secretariat at BRKR Bhavan on Tuesday. However, the police foiled their attempts and took them into custody.

Tension prevailed on the Secretariat premises as scores of employees and teachers from the city as well as from districts tried to stage protests in front of BRKR Bhavan demanding scrapping of GO 317 issued for allotment of employees to local cadres and effect transfer of employees.

A heavy police force was deployed around the Secretariat to prevent protests.

Employees in batches tried to reach Secretariat premises from different sides. The police took them into custody and shifted them to police stations. The police had to resort to mild lathi-charge to disperse the protesters after they refused to go back and started raising slogans against the government.

Telangana Employees Association state president C. Sampat Kumara Swamy alleged that officials completely ignored the nativity of employees while allocating them to local cadres in districts. He said the officials were maintaining that seniority was being given preference in allotment to districts but the seniority lists prepared by officials were full of blunders. He demanded an inquiry against officials who resorted to irregularities in drafting seniority lists to favour persons of their choice to get postings at their preferred locations.

Upadhyaya Sanghala Porata Committee (UPSC), which is spearheading the teachers' agitation against ongoing transfers alleged that a few teachers with access to higher-ups were securing postings in cities and towns while those with higher seniority and nativity were forced to move out to remote areas. It accused the officials of completely ignoring the 'nativity' in transfers which is the main basis for the new zonal system brought by the Telangana government.

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Location: India, Telangana, Hyderabad




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