Several teachers working in social welfare residential institutions, who have been transferred allegedly without proper directions, staged a lightning protest at Sevalal Banjara Bhavan in the city on Tuesday.

The teachers, from various districts, alleged that the overnight decision to transfer the seniors was unilateral and they were summoned for counseling the next morning. According to them, the excess number of teachers were being identified as surplus and transferred hastily, without adhering to proper procedures. They called the move unfair and that it did not comply with rationalisation norms.