HYDERABAD: A delegation of the state unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) met Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan on Friday and sought her intervention to put on hold the controversial G.O. No.317.
It urged the Governor to consult the employees’ and teachers’ unions to evolve rational guidelines for transfers and also to take expeditious steps to fill up all 1.92 lakh vacancies in government posts within a stipulated time frame.
The team led by BJP state unit president Bandi Sanjay Kumar requested the Governor to direct the state government to follow a transparent counselling method for the proposed transfers of teachers. During the course of transfers, district-wise vacancy positions needed to be displayed to facilitate the teachers to exercise their options, it said. Further, in the option format, there must be a column for the BCs, SCs and STs as mandated by the statute.
In the memorandum submitted to the Governor, the BJP leaders claimed that the reason for the present imbroglio was the failure of the Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) government and demanded immediate filling up of all 1.92 lakh vacancies as identified and recommended by the Biswal Committee.
The BJP delegation said contents of the G.O. No.317 were in violation of the Presidential orders and the spirit of Telangana movement. It had now become the reason for the trauma that over three lakh employees and their families had been suffering since the issuance of the G.O. This G.O. rendered both the employees and the teachers non-locals in the districts of their posting. In other words, the apprehensions that the Telangana employees had in the combined state, that actually made them fight for the separate state, ironically had become a reality in the new state. This was, indeed, sad and unfortunate, the BJP delegation said.
As per the G.O. No.317, the government has made seniority the sole criterion for the exercise of options by the employees and accordingly, transfers are being effected. As a result, while the seniors are getting posting as per their option in their local areas, the juniors are being transferred to remote areas in districts. This pushes them into a piquant situation as they need to spend the rest of their 20 to 30 years of service as non-locals in the respective districts. This G.O. has a tremendous impact on the teachers. The hitherto district cadre teachers are now destined to spend the rest of their service in a new district, not their native ones.
Explaining the knotty issues causing concern due to the GO 317, the BJP said as a fallout of the options given to the seniors, they were opting for urban districts while the juniors were going to rural districts, which meant, there would not be any vacancies for the next 30 years.
At the same time, in the urban districts, where seniors were being given postings, there would be retirements and vacancies which would go to people of the respective districts. Obviously, the educated youth of the rural areas would be deprived of employment opportunities, the delegation said....