Thiruvananthapuram: The general education department has given a stern directive to schools that the transfer certificate (TC) should be promptly issued if the parents wish to transfer their student to another school.
The directive was given amid complaints that schools were denying TC to students. Most of the complaints are against private schools. Minister V Sivankutty too stated that if TC is not issued without any delay, legal action would be taken against the headteacher of the institution.
The department has said that no kind of criteria should be mandated for admission to classes 1 to 8 at public schools, including unaided schools. The department also made it clear that strict action would be taken against those violating this.
According to the Right to Education Act, students in classes 1 to 8 should be automatically promoted to higher classes. As per the draft school manual, students can be enrolled at schools without TC.
The headteacher of the school enrolling the student should contact the school where the student had studied. And accordingly, the headteacher of that school should immediately send the TC via online.