Delay in making new education regulations affects teacher’s transfer

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Kathmandu, Aug 23: The delay in formulating the new education regulations has affected the transfer of government school teachers across the country.
The regulations will dictate how to implement the Education Act (eighth amendment) that provisions that a government school teacher completing his or her five years of service in a school will be transferred anywhere as per the need by the government, replacing the old procedure to transfer as per the consent of concerned school.
As a result, the Ministry of Education has stalled the transfer applications submitted to the ministry after the approval by concerned schools before the Act was brought in place.
On the other hand, the Teacher Service Commission has also demanded that the vacant posts of teachers in schools should be made available through the Department of Education to fill vacant positions in lower secondary and secondary schools across the country.
When asked, Spokesperson for the Ministry of Education Dr Hari Lamsal said that the transfer of teachers halted until the new regulations are made.
Meanwhile, Nepal Teachers’ Federation (NTF) is objecting to the new Education Act, saying that it would violate the clause of teacher transfer. It has demanded a change to the new provision. “The new provision to transfer teachers without their approval may violate the clause of teacher transfer,” said NTF Chairman Keshab Niraula. RSS

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