Male teachers below 50 should not opt jobs at girls’ schools: Haryana Minister

Chandigarh: In an attempt to provide a safer environment for the girls, the Haryana government will adopt a policy as per which male teachers below 50 years will not be allowed to teach the girl students.

A statement in the same was made by the State Education Minister Ram Bilas Sharma who said that the male teachers who are in their forties or of a lesser age should not apply for jobs at girls schools.

This policy has been considered keeping in mind the safety of the women. Also, this policy would be part of Haryana government’s new Teachers Transfer Policy-2016 as per which the male teachers above 50 years of age would be given jobs at the government senior secondary schools for girls.

Sharma had said, “The educational institutions for boys and girls were the same in the past and were separated following the recommendations of Swami Dayanand Saraswati. He has written in his book Satyarth Prakash that schools of boys and girls should be different and it was followed across the country.”

The RSS leader has come up with this policy as he wants to create a healthy atmosphere for girls and see that they do not get distracted.

In the past, the minister has made many controversial statements. Last month he had issued a directive to the school teachers asking them not to wear jeans to work. This move received a lot of criticism from the opposing Congress.