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Clerical association appeals Secy Edu to promote 49 class IV employees

Srinagar: J&K Clerical Association has appealed to Dr Asgar Samoon Secretary School Education to promote the class IV employees of the education deparment who have already qualified the requisite test in the year 2018.

In a statement, the All J&K Clerical Association (Ministerial Federation) said that promotions of the non-teaching employees of the school education department have been withheld for long “without any fault and imperfection.”

“The employees of non-teaching cadre were facing suffocation and distress, but the posting of Dr. Asgar Hussain Samoon as the Administrative Secretary of the School education department in the UT of Jammu and Kashmir created expectations, hope to revolutionise the handicapped,” the association said.

It added that among other categories of non-teaching Cadre, 49 qualified Class IV employees, who have already passed the requisite test in the 2018 by having due eligibility, haven’t been promoted to the post of Junior Assistant.

“The total vacancy position of junior Assistant were available at the time of DPC held on 24th September 2019 was 250 posts among which 62 posts under 25% Promotion Quota was available to utilize to promote these 49 qualified  Class IV employees,  but unfortunately on baseless grounds their promotion orders have been kept withheld,” the association added.

Recently, the Directorate of education department Kashmir came out with an Order vide Order No. 211 DESK of 2020 dated 30.04.2020 where under 89 junior assistants have been promoted to the post of Senior Assistant.

“A new ray of hope kindled in our hearts when Dr Samoon sahib tweeted that ‘all vacant posts caused by promotion of Junior Assistant as Senior Assistants be filled up by promoting class IV employees immediately’.”

The association said that that these 49 employees are waiting for the last more than three years.

“It is evident that promotional hierarchy of non-teaching Cadre of the department has always been delayed for years together; Directorate of School Education Jammu, has not even scheduled a single DPC Meeting since 2013 and during these six years a single Promotion has not been carried out for non-teaching staff and maximum employees are retiring with the tag of in-chargeism and also  causes dearth of ministerial staff in most offices of the School Education Department and providing an opportunities to all such teachers to occupy the clerical assignments illegally by avoiding their job responsibility for which they have been appointed,” the statement read.

 The association appealed to Dr Samoon to approve promotions of the employees, who already have qualified the requisite test by having due eligibility.

“Director School Education Jammu may also be directed to conduct DPC, which is pending for the last six years, causing terrible suffocation to the employees of non-teaching cadre Jammu, which will definitely restore the justice on the ground otherwise, justice delayed justice denied,” the statement added.