Tunnu Munnu School staff protest ‘management transfer’ move

Report by: 
ROOPA LALL
Port Blair
28 Jun 2017

Alleged move of the civic body to transfer the management of Nagarpalika Vidyalaya, Aberdeen, popularly known as Tunnu Munnu School to Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya (VKV) is likely to spur protest by employees working in the institution for the past many years. According to sources, the Municipal Council has decided to handover the management of Tunnu Munnu School to VKV and in the process, staff employed in the institution are likely to be shunted out to other workplaces.
The Nagarpalika Vidyalaya at Aberdeen has an enrolment of around 300 wards and four teachers running the institution since 1999. But the Municipal Council, in a unilateral decision, according to sources, has decided to hand over the management of the school to Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya after the summer vacations. The Council has also planned to transfer the teachers of the school to other offices creating huge resentment among the employees. “We’ve been teaching students here for the past many years. But now  we’re being told that we don’t possess necessary qualification to work as teachers of a primary school. After dedicated services, we’ll now be shifted to other offices while many of our students have attained good positions in the society. We just want the Council to retain us in the school,” some teachers told this Correspondent adding that the Member of Parliament has also extended support to them.