Bengaluru: The Department of Public Instruction (DPI) kick-started the process of teachers’ transfers in the month of December 2017. But even after 11 months, it has failed to complete the process. As per the final schedule announced by the DPI, the transfer process of the primary school teachers was supposed to conclude on Tuesday, October 30. But the process has been postponed to an indefinite period.
According to the DPI authorities, the final transfer process was started on Saturday, October 27. But on Sunday, the process was halted by the DPI following complaints of technical glitches in the transfer software developed by the department. As a result, now the whole process has been called off and the fresh date is yet to be announced.
“There is no end to the confusion. After the primary school teachers, the DPI will take up the high school teachers’ transfer. Meanwhile. the DPI is also carrying out the teachers’ recruitment drive. Both processes are hit by the software glitches”, said an officer from the DPI.
“We don’t know when the DPI will complete the process,” he added.
According to the DPI sources, the transfer process was halted after a WhatsApp message by the DPI commissioner. “We don’t know the details. Commissioner asked us to stop. We have stopped”, informed a DDPI who wished to be unnamed fearing government action.