But the Haryana government's new transfer policy for teachers prefers 50-year-old male teachers, or those even senior, for senior girls' schools.
"Any teacher who has not completed 50 years as on June 30, should not opt for girls' school.
Under the new policy, unveiled on July 13, teachers below the age of 50 (as on June 30, 2016) will not be eligible for transfer to any government secondary school for girls.
This measure was taken to protect the interests of the students," said Neelam Bhandari , the district education officer.There are over 130 government senior secondary girls' schools in Gurgaon.
Even if any teacher opts for it, he would not be considered for transfer," he said.The decision to limit the transfer of teachers specifically by age has baffled educationists.