After hearing a petition filed for the transfer of 586 assistant teachers in Uttarakhand, the High Court has put a stay on the transfer of 180 teachers transferred. The court has directed the Director of Education to appear in the court on December 2 on this matter.
The case was heard before a single bench of Justice Lokpal Singh. According to the case, teacher Rajendra Badoni and others had filed a petition in the High Court stating that some 586 teachers were transferred in the state some time back.
Later, the transfer orders of 253 teachers were canceled, while 180 were transferred. The petition said that no decision was taken regarding the remaining 153 teachers. The petitioner had challenged the policy of the department in the High Court, describing the policy as biased.
The petitioner demanded a high-level inquiry into the case. After hearing the sides, the High Court Bench directed the Director of Education to appear in court on December 2 and reply, prohibiting the transfer of 180 teachers.