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Kadiyam trains guns at rogue teacher leaders

Kadiyam trains guns at rogue teacher leaders
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Deputy Chief Minister Kadiyam Srihari has come down heavily on a section of leaders of teachers\' unions for trying to scuttle the process of Online Teacher Transfers Counselling (OTTC) and trying to tarnish the government’s efforts of taking up transfers in a transparent manner. 

Hyderabad: Deputy Chief Minister Kadiyam Srihari has come down heavily on a section of leaders of teachers' unions for trying to scuttle the process of Online Teacher Transfers Counselling (OTTC) and trying to tarnish the government’s efforts of taking up transfers in a transparent manner.

Addressing media here on Monday, Kadiyam taking an indirect barb at teacher unions leaders said, “Those who are supposed to cooperate and act in a responsible manner are trying to tarnish the government image.”

Besides flooding his phone with hundreds of calls and thousands of messages, some of these leaders were creating hurdles at every stage of the OTTC asking not to take up transfers though web counselling, he said, adding that steps would be taken to inquire into the origin of the messages to his phone and necessary action would be initiated.

Appealing to teachers to not to believe in the false campaign by some union leaders, Kadiyam reiterated that the objective of the OTTC was meant to provide justice to all teachers based on their eligibility. He dismissed the rumours being spread and assured that no one would interfere in the web options given by the teachers.

Since there were few technical glitches that took place during the School Assistants counselling on Monday, the Deputy CM said that the counselling would be extended for another day. Following this, the schedule would be revised, he added.

Kadiyam reminded that the OTTC proposed by Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao for transparent process of transfers has been agreed by all the Joint Action Committees (JACs) of teachers. Subsequent to this, two meetings were held with the JACs on May 21 and June 2.

During the course of these meetings, the JACs had asked to take up promotions, besides agreeing to OTTC. However, since the Uniform Service Rules (USR) is pending before the courts, the State government had proposed to take up management-wise promotions though web counselling to which JACs agreed. It was only after this that the State government had issued GO 16 on June 6, he clarified.

Thereafter too, the JAC had come with a request to hold the web counselling for Headmasters, School Assistants and SGTs separately. “We had agreed to this too and holding the process accordingly.”
A total of 75,318 teachers had participated in the counselling and as per GO 16, list of seniority and vacancies had been published. When some anomalies in the same had been pointed out, the same had been rectified, including the issues of some teachers submitting false documents.

When the process has come thus far now, some teachers’ associations wanted not to conduct OTTC and even had gone to court. After hearing both the sides, the court had reserved its verdict for June 26, the Deputy CM said. Of the total 2,193 Headmasters participated in the counselling, 2,181 had given their options. It was only four headmasters, who were under the category of compulsory transfer, did not give their options.

Similarly, out of 31,961 School Assistants, 27,750 had participated in the counselling, he said. It was due to the false campaign spread by some union leaders when the Headmasters had logged in huge number to verify the status of their options that the servers had gone down, he said.

Later, Kadiyam released the Class 1 and 6 Telugu test books for students taking up compulsory Telugu studies from the current academic year.

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