Teachers should be posted at one place for at least 3 years: Himachal CM

Shimla, Sep 10 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Saturday said that a teacher should be posted at one place for at least three years and there should be a check on those who are seeking plum postings.

“We have to evolve a stringent policy wherein the teachers don’t get themselves transferred at least for three years,” he said at a school function here.

He said he himself had seen a few teachers always busy in getting themselves transferred rather than concentrating on their profession.

“For the very reason we have imposed a complete ban on transfers of teachers, except in compelling circumstances,” the Chief Minister said.

He suggested that there should be a psychological test before appointment of the teachers to analyse whether they will take teaching as a profession or are opting for it just for the sake of it.

“The teachers should not take their profession as a business but as a mission. They should give ample time to weak students even after classes are over in schools. Their motive should be to bring out the best from the students besides inculcating human values in them,” he said.

“It is not tolerable to get them transferred within one station from one school to other, which is quite common in Shimla,” he noted.

Teachers should opt to go out willingly to rural areas to provide their services, he added.

A total of 1,300 posts of postgraduate teachers, 950 trained graduate teachers, 600 JBTs, besides 620 posts of associate professors are in the process of being filled, he said.

Earlier, Virbhadra Singh had said that only those teachers should be honoured who are serving in remote and far-flung areas.

Speaking at a state-level function here to mark Teachers’ Day on September 5, the octogenarian Chief Minister said: “Only those teachers who are willingly serving in remote and far-flung areas of the state and have worked in difficult circumstances should be honoured on such occasions.”

–IANS

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