Appoint newly-selected teachers in a week: DEO

- POST REPORT, Kathmandu

Nov 19, 2014-

The District Education Office (DEO) in Kathmandu has directed all public schools in the district to create conducive environment for new teachers’ placement.

The directive was made in the backdrop that around half of the teachers recruited by the Teachers’ Service Commission (TSC) are yet to get their placement in the schools they were posted to. The public schools have not allowed the new teachers to assume their job following the pressure from the various teachers’ associations. As the temporary teachers have to be replaced with those who got permanent posting after being selected in the free competition held by the TSC, the schools have been delaying the appointment process due to the pressure from the unions.

The teachers’ associations close to various political parties have been exerting pressure on public schools not to give marching order to the temporary teachers in the name of adjusting the permanent appointees. Out of the 289 teachers who were appointed through the free competition in Kathmandu, 129 are yet to get posting in the concerned schools. The DEO has ordered these schools to sack temporary teachers who were appointed after April 2008 and allow the permanent teachers to assume their job. “All the concerned schools must allow new permanent teachers to assume their posts within seven days,” the DEO said in a statement.

The TSC, three months ago, had selected some 13,000 teachers from primary to secondary levels through an open competition for posts that became vacant after April 24, 2006. The government, as per its agreement with teachers’ unions, is preparing to give permanent status to the temporary teachers who were recruited before People’s Movement II in 2006. “We have no work but to demonstrate before the DEO every day for the posting,” said Tapta Bahadur Rawat, coordinator of the struggle committee of newly-selected permanent teachers who are demanding immediate placement. The 129 teachers have been recording their attendance at the DEO but have not received their salaries even three months after appointment.

Published: 20-11-2014 09:33

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