The List Was Endless.......


A teacher couple is suing two headmasters and a state Education Department officer for a huge sum of money for allegedly victimizing them, resulting in them suffering mental distress.

The couple claimed that the three had conspired to cause them mental torture and abuse.

They claimed that the officer who was responsible for the transfer of teachers in the area had prevented their transfer.

But with the help of the then state government, they were able to get a transfer. This resulted in the officer feeling challenged, they claimed.

While at the new school, they claimed that the two headmasters conspired against them, resulting in them not getting salary increment.

They claimed that the officer had conspired with the two headmasters to continue with the "attack" on them.

They claimed that they were asked to teach subjects they were not trained in, prevented from training the school sport team and were not given a salary increment for 1.5 years.

I read and read, again and again.

Then I penned the details, in my own words........

I was interested in the story, not the incident.

All too often, incidents like this happened and many people got hurt.

Many of us would side with the couple.... they were really hurt....

  • The officer-in-charge had prevented their transfer.
  • The officer had conspired with the two headmasters to go against them.
  • They didn't get salary increment.
  • They taught subjects that they were not trained in.
  • They were prevent from training the school team.
  • They were being attacked..... tortured..... abused.... blamed
  • They had suffered mental distress...... emotional troubles..... hesitations and interferences.....

And the list was endless.......

The officer got hurt too.... And some of us might pity him.......

  • He had to consider and reconsider the personnel needs and requirement of the various schools under his jurisdiction.
  • He had to compile, arrange and decide on many transfer applications based on certain standards and priorities set by the Education Department within such short notices.
  • He had many other official duties, and functions too....
  • He had also many personal and family obligations and commitments....
  • Then the sudden backstabbing.... bringing the whole issue all the way to higher authority.... and many many more..... discrediting him... emphasizing his inefficiency, inability, negligence, incompetence, cruelty, insensitivity....
  • Then the many others complaints, appeals, disputes....cases in hand.......
  • Then his own request for transfer....
  • And his grievances and problems in the department....

Oh! Get me out of here..... I'm not a robot!!!

He screamed and cried.......

And the list was endless.......

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When incidents like this happen......

Some blame it on the teachers.....

Some blame it on the education officers.....

Some blame it on the heads of department.....

Some blame it on the society's demands and expectations.....

Some blame it on government projects and development policies on the rural poor.....

Who do you blame?

Who do you shoot?

Some stress so much on commitments and responsibilities....

Some emphasize equality and justice....

Some heap on country's prospect and potential....

Some impress upon us the feelings of love, care, mercy and compassion.....

What would you sincerely say?

How would you address the education policies of the country?

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And the list is endless.......

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