West Bengal state government has launched a portal through which the teacher of the state-run schools and the aided schools will be able to apply for mutual transfers and the applicants will not be required to submit any ‘No Objection Certificate’ (NOC) from the current institute. At present teachers are required to submit a NOC from the current school in order to apply for a mutual transfer.
State education minister Partha Chatterjee has stated that the new portal will help in simplifying the procedure of mutual transfer as the teachers will not have to approach the school where they are working at present in order to obtain a ‘No Objection Certificate’ while applying for a mutual transfer.
The applications for the mutual transfer will be processed in a centralized manner which will in turn help the teachers of the primary, secondary and higher secondary schools to join institutions in their home direct or the neighbouring districts.
The West Bengal state government has closed down the schools since March 2020 owing to the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown which affected the country. Classes are being conducted for the students in the online mode using various options along with broadcasting the classes on TV and Radio for those students who do not have the facilities to attend the online classes.
The state government has made it clear that the schools will be closed until the end of November 2020 owing to the rising cases of COVID-19 in the country and making sure that the safety of the students is considered.