It has been more than five months since the children and parents of government employees are suffering. A number of suicides are taking place because of the painful separation caused by the Telangana state government’s GO. The teachers and all other government employees are urging the Chief Minister to take necessary action in curbing this problem. Teachers’ spouse victims, who have been protesting in various forms till now, have made their grievances heard this time by making the Gajwel constituency, represented by CM KCR, the venue.
As per the assurance given by the CM, an awareness meeting was held under the auspices of the State Spouse Forum in Gajwel demanding that spousal transfers be undertaken in the remaining 13 districts of the state as well. It is alleged that the applications for the spouse transfers were received, but no actions were taken to resolve the issue. Teachers went on to say that the schools will be re-opened in a few days, yet nobody is caring to resolve their problems.
Serious impact on teaching
The situation of nearly 2300 working teacher families has become impassable due to the cessation of spousal transfers in 13 districts. The husband had to perform duties in one district while the wife had to perform duties in another district. He has to travel 100 to 300 km daily to attend to duties. The children of these teachers and the elderly parents who are not in good health are facing severe difficulties as they have to work in another district. They went on dropping grievances saying that they could not leave their family and travel to distant places every day to work. It is clear that as a result of this situation, teachers are suffering from severe mental and physical pain. In this context, the family seems to be unable to have peace of mind. Many teachers have complained that long-distance travel has a profound effect on fatigue, teaching ability, and quality.
Teacher families in distress
For the past 5 months, there has been severe psychological distress in the families of the teachers. The government seems to be spending a lot of time in inaccessible situations without understanding when they will allow spousal transfers. They are hopeful that their problem will be solved at least by this summer vacation. Ever since the beginning of the holidays, the teachers’ unions, have been running around the ministers and Public representatives, but have complained that the issue has not been resolved. Spouse teachers’ family members say the idea of children leaving their parents and husbands and wives performing duties in different districts even after the holidays are over and schools open in June is causing concern among their families.
All hopes on the CM!
The unions recalled the CM’s repeated assertion that good results could be achieved if the couple’s employees were in the same district. They hoped that only the CM would be able to solve this problem. State spouse Forum members Vivek, Naresh, Khader, Triveni, Archana, Mamata, District Officers Gaddam Krishna, Balaswamy, Mahesh, Naresh, Praveen, Mallikharjun, Chandrasekhar, Damodar, Prabhakar, and other members were present on the occasion.