Proposal to transfer management of Nagarpalika Vidyalaya shelved

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ROOPA LALL
Port Blair
14 Jul 2017

In a big relief for the employees of Nagarpalika Vidyalaya at Aberdeen, the Municipal Council has decided to revoke its proposal to transfer the management of the institution. A special meeting of the Council held under the chairmanship of civic chief, Mr B Eswar Rao, decided to retain the employees of Nagarpalika Vidyalaya, popularly known as Tunnu Munnu School having years of teaching experience. “Teachers of the Tunnu Munnu School have served the institute for the past several years and many of its students today are in top posts in the administration. Their educational qualification is sufficient for running the school,” Mr Rao reportedly told the meeting.
EOI last month reported about the alleged move of the civic body to transfer the management of Nagarpalika Vidyalaya to Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya (VKV), which created resentment among employees working in the institution for the past many decades. The Nagarpalika Vidyalaya at Aberdeen has an enrolment of around 300 wards and four teachers running the institution since 1999. But the Municipal Council, had earlier decided to hand over the management of the school to Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya after the summer vacations. The Council had also planned to transfer the teachers of the school to other offices. The demand raised by the teachers to retain them in the school and withdrawal of the proposal received support from the Member of Parliament.