Mangaluru: Dakshina Kannada deputy director of school education transferred

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru

Mangaluru, Feb 14: In a curious development, the deputy director of School Education Department, Dakshina Kannada District, Mangaluru, Dayananda Ramachandra Naika, has been transferred to the post of lecturer at Government Teachers College in Belgaum.

Though the official communique claims that this move comes as part of a broader administrative reshuffling, speculations are rife that the transfer has been ordered following the controversies surrounding the suspension of a teacher in city's St Gerosa Higher Primary School in city. A section of teachers as well as public were reportedly unhappy with the deputy director for the manner in which the allegation of hurting the sentiments of particular religion against the suspended teacher was handled.

Meanwhile, Venkatesh Subraya Patagara has been appointed as the new deputy director (Administration) for the Dakshina Kannada district School Education Department replacing Dayananda Ramachandra Naika. Prior to this, Patagara served as the deputy director (Planning) at the Office of the Additional Commissioner, School Education Department, Kalburgi.

These transfers have been made with immediate effect by the order of the governor and will remain in force until further notice.




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  • Jroam, Mangala vooru

    Thu, Feb 15 2024

    They have displayed their kind of upbringing, kind of education they have had and the cultural heritage they so proudly boast about... I do not know how good we voters are while electing someone to represent us. Can we, the electorate be proud of our choice of leaders?

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  • CDPereira, Mangalore

    Thu, Feb 15 2024

    Dear all, frankly, this is more a storm in a tea cup. All parties please refrain from making irrelevant or careless comments. People in Mangaluru have always been peace loving, tolerant & busy with their own lives. Politics & religious/cultural aggression is a recent phenomenon which has been slowly but surely spreading. We are a Nation under Law. Taking any dispute real or imaginary or exaggerated to the streets tarnishes all of us. Without delay, let there be a genuinely fair Enquiry & put out the sparks before fire begins. Students must get back to their studies diligently & a respected Teacher must be treated with truly fair respect. Prima facie, without prejudice, the matter could have been resolved in the Principals Office. That it has possibly risen to the level of the Governor etc etc is like swotting a fly with a sledge hammer. So, May all show Grace & put an end to a strife before it flares up with no winners in the end.

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  • Fernandes, Mangalore

    Thu, Feb 15 2024

    At least now I can say, Congi have some courage. Bravo. Is is transfer with promotion or Demotion? What ever it may be. Good less for chamcha. Deputy director to lecturer?

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Raheja Waterfront

    Thu, Feb 15 2024

    Transferred or Demoted ...

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  • Godwin, Mangalore

    Thu, Feb 15 2024

    Both, Demotion and tranfer.

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  • Bobbe Kamath, Mangalore

    Thu, Feb 15 2024

    DDPI doesn't have an authority to suspend or terminate anyone without due process of law. He should have a written complaint and the accused person should be given an opportunity to explain his/her side of the story.

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  • README, please share

    Wed, Feb 14 2024

    Polarization can lead to more polarization, creating a self-perpetuating cycle of conflict. It's disheartening to see people blame each other instead of seeking solutions but this is because polarization has compounding effects, making it difficult to resolve issues. To address this problem, we should: 1) Address the problems faced by all parties involved, clarify misunderstandings, and resolve conflicts. 2)Establish mutual red lines and ensure malicious actors face consequences. De-escalation efforts and frameworks for problem resolution are crucial. 3)Reverse the mental poison caused by polarizing incidents and misunderstandings to prevent further escalation. People who spew hatred and resort to violence are mentally poisoned, which could stem from negative experiences, fear, or misunderstanding. This vulnerability can lead to increasing extremism due to the compounding effects of polarization. This is not a critique of any specific group or organization; it's a human weakness that affects everyone. There are those with legitimate concerns that become more extreme due to unresolved issues and the compounding effects of polarization. Polarization is common in many countries apart from INDIA, for ex USA, where deep divisions based on religion, culture, or other differences can lead to mistrust and violence. IF NOT ON RELIGION THEN ON CULTURE, IF NOT CULTURE THEN SOME OTHER DIFFERENCES. Leaders, too, can be mentally poisoned, spreading harmful ideas and actions to larger populations. Individuals with resources can organize hackathons to encourage collaboration and innovative solutions to these problems. These issues cause massive destruction, fear, mistrust, and hatred in society. They must be addressed before they worsen. Incidents reported by polarized individuals in the media often exacerbate polarization, some may do it for money but most often out of genuine belief. DIFFERENT STAGES => FEAR -> ANGER -> HATRED -> VIOLENCE WATCH YOUR WORDS AND YOUR ACTIO

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Wed, Feb 14 2024

    Who started this trouble? Who spewed hatred suddenly corrupting children brains? Who destroyed more than 300 Churches and 4000 homes of Christians in Manipur?

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  • README, share

    Wed, Feb 14 2024

    You totally missed the point. All parties involved should try to cooperate and solve problems otherwise things will get out of hand quickly. Those who spew hatred and cause riots, violence are mentally poisoned. A solution should should be found out to resolve this problem as well. I was suggesting that instead of playing blame games it's better to take action to solve the problems. Some people come up with innovative solutions to problems. People with sufficient resources can organize hackathons for people come up with innovative solutions that can be implemented to solve this problem. I am not ignoring any sort of injustice done. I have clearly mentioned that malicious actors need to be punished. This is a pandemic of mentally poisoned people from all sides aka psychos. The point is to solve the problem not to make it worse or deflect or avoid it.

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  • Vinod, Mangalore

    Thu, Feb 15 2024

    Sir going back in time and tracing who did what will never solve the issues. When we were kids religion was never a dividing factor in Mangalore. No doubt today it's very easy to polarize with this factor as it's the topic from little kids to old people. One teacher donot representat the entire school. A school which has churned out so many amazing citizens. I wish this incident was addressed one on one and not on the streets. Since it's an extremely sensitive issue today definitely all would think twice before making unnecessary derogatory statements. Hope harmony prevails.

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Wed, Feb 14 2024

    Transfer or suspend such prejudiced administrators.

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Wed, Feb 14 2024

    Good job Siddaraya sir....the local mla who is known to have too much affiliation to nagpur chaddi gulams has instigated innocent children to raise communal slogans near school and this whoever deputy director just kept mum....

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