Appoint full-time wardens for TS model school girls' hostels: TPTF

The director of school education, Telangana, on 26 July had issued an order stating that the principals of model schools are relieved from their duties as the overall in charge of the girls’ hostels attached to the model schools with immediate effect.

By Nimisha S Pradeep  Published on  29 July 2022 1:30 AM GMT
Appoint full-time wardens for TS model school girls hostels: TPTF

Hyderabad: Telangana Progressive Teachers' Federation (TPTF) on 27 July urged the state government to appoint permanent wardens for girls' hostels of government model schools in the state instead of making temporary arrangements and appointing warden in-charge.

The director of school education, Telangana, on 26 July had issued an order stating that the principals of model schools are relieved from their duties as the overall in charge of the girls' hostels attached to the model schools with immediate effect. Terming it a temporary arrangement, the order said the special officer of the nearby KGBV school will be in charge of the respective model school girls' hostels. Special officers are like the principals or heads of the particular KGBV school.

The order also notified that the caretaker working on an outsourcing basis in the girls' hostel is now temporarily re-designated as caretaker-cum-warden.

M. Ravinder, the state general secretary of TPTF, said, "By appointing in-charges, the government is running away from its responsibilities. It is a matter of the safety and security of the girls. Our girls must be taken care of."

Mr. Ravinder said this will not solve the problem and will simply add to the burden of the KGBV staff. "The special officer, a female teacher, has to manage the academic and residential services of the respective KGBV school. In addition, the same teacher will have to look after the administrative and financial activities of the nearby model school's girls' hostel," he said.

He asked why the government is not recruiting more teachers when there are around 25,000 vacancies across the state.

HC order

Earlier, the warden's post was handled by principals of model schools. But this additional charge became burdensome for many. The Telangana Model Schools Principals Association requested the government to relieve them of these responsibilities. When the government did not act upon their requests, they approached the Telangana High Court. In January 2019, the High Court directed the government to immediately relieve them of their additional responsibilities. Tuesday's order was in response to the High Court's direction.

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