The Telangana Education Department has taken a key decision. The government has made it clear that teachers will have to disclose their assets annually. The condition indicates teachers to tell the relevant authorities whenever they buy or sell houses and plots. From now onwards, teachers must take permission from the government officials prior to the sale or buying of fixed and movable property.
The Telangana school education department on Saturday issued orders to this effect. The teacher unions are already protesting the decision. All the teachers are questioning whether the details of the assets should be requested for the work done by one of them. It seems that the Telangana education department has taken a fresh decision in the wake of the recent statewide scandal over a property dispute between a teacher and his brother.
However, officials say the proposal has been in the education department since time immemorial. The affair of Javed Ali, the headmaster of Guntipalli school in Devarakadra Mandal of Nalgonda district, has recently become controversial. Javed has been accused of engaging in politics and real estate without attending school.
The school education department has issued fresh orders based on the report of vigilance officers in this regard. However, the state government is facing serious criticism over the same. Political analysts say government assets, which require details of working teachers’ assets, should be declared annually.