Srinagar, Jul 11: With a view to addressing transition of non-graduate Regularized Rehbar-e-Taleem Teachers (RReTs) under the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) (now Samagra Shikasha) as regular Teachers in the School Education Department, the State Administrative Council (SAC) headed by Governor, Satya Pal Malik has approved the Action Plan proposed by the School Education Department on the basis of recommendations of the designated Committee.
It would be noteworthy to mention that earlier SAC vide its Decision dated 07.12.2018 had approved the Action Plan proposed by the School Education Department on foreclosure of RReT/ReT scheme in the School Education Department and assimilation of multiple cadres into one regular teaching cadre on the basis of the recommendations of a High Level Committee constituted for the purpose. The School Education Department was directed to encourage such RReTS who do not possess the requisite qualification (Graduate) to acquire the same within a specific timeframe so as to upscale them as Teacher Grade-II. Further, SAC authorized the above said Committee to examine the cases of under graduate RReTs who do not possess the qualification as ‘Graduate’ for their appointment/transition as regular Teachers.
For outright implementation of the Action Plan proposed by the School Education Department on the basis of the report of the above Committee, SAC has approved creation of 7643 posts of Teacher Grade-III in the pay scale of Rs. 25500-81100 (L-4) by corresponding reduction of an equivalent number of supernumerary posts of Teachers Grade-II. The cadre of Teacher
Grade-III has been created exclusively for the purpose of transition/ appointment of non-graduate RReTs. The cadre of Teacher Grade-III will get subsumed/merged or restored to Teacher Grade-II, once the Teacher Grade-III are appointed as Teacher Grade-II or vacate the post on superannuation/resignation/demise whichever is earlier or in the event of abolition of any of these posts, if the need arises.
The posts of Teacher Grade-III will be filled-up 100% by selection out of RReTs who are not graduates but otherwise eligible for appointment in government service as per the laid down procedure. This will include verification of their character and antecedents, educational qualification and other certificates/documents including an undertaking as required for appointment to government service.
A Teacher Grade-III shall be eligible for transition/appointment as Teacher Grade-II on acquiring required qualification of Graduation from any recognized University/Institution and on production of necessary documents/testimonials in this regard. In the event, he/she does not fulfill the criteria, his/her regularization shall take effect from the date he/she fulfills the criteria and produces necessary documents. The transitions/appointments will be governed by the SAC Decision dated 07.12.2018.
The service conditions of ‘Teachers Grade-III’ shall be the same as those of General Line Teachers but this shall continue to be a distinct cadre till its subsistence. The cadre of Teacher Grade-III shall get merged/subsumed/restored to Teacher Grade-II upon transition/appointment of Teacher Grade-III as Teacher Grade-II or on superannuation/resignation/demise of the incumbent holding the post of Teacher Grade-III whichever is earlier or abolished as the case may be.
A Teacher Grade-III will be entitled to pay/grade as per the 6th Pay Commission up-to August 30, 2018 and to 7th Pay Commission with effect from September 1, 2018. The posts of Teacher Grade-III shall be non-transferable. However, requests for mutual transfer of Teacher Grade-III (RReT to RReT) will be considered by the School Education Department on case to case basis and on the merits of each case.
The School Education Department will encourage such RReTs who do not possess the requisite qualification (Graduation) to acquire the same through Regular or Distance Mode within a specific timeframe with the prior permission of the Administrative Department.
The School Education Department will draw up a compulsory training module of an appropriate duration/standard for newly recruited Teachers Grade-III which will be completed within six months.
In this day and age! Five JK districts have NO blood banks
Srinagar, Jul 19: Five districts in Jammu and Kashmir do not have the facility of blood banks thus presenting the sorry state of basic health infrastructure in the state.
The information was Friday revealed by Union Minister of State for Health Ashwini Kumar Choubey in a written reply to Rajya Sabha.
The five districts – Bandipora, Ganderbal, Shopian, Samba, Reasi – share the poor record with 76 others in India.
As per Government of India policy, each district has to have at least one blood bank.
“Public Health, being a State subject, it is the primary responsibility of the State Government to ensure the establishment of Blood Banks as per their need,” the Minister said in his reply.
Lack of blood banks can be the deciding factor between a person’s life and death especially in J&K, which witnesses freak road accidents now and then killing more people in the state than the political conflict.
Such is the paucity of blood that the attendants of patients admitted at tertiary care hospitals in Srinagar have to, at times, resort to crowd-sourcing asking people to donate blood at the eleventh hour.
Like J&K, Meghalaya and Bihar too don’t have blood banks in at least five districts, followed by Telangana, Assam, Chhattisgarh, and Jharkhand respectively, wherein there are no blood banks in four districts each.
The northeastern state of Arunachal Pradesh tops the list with 14 districts of not having blood banks. This was followed by Manipur wherein 12 districts, and Nagaland wherein nine districts do not have blood banks.
A total of 3,108 licensed blood banks are established in the country, with Maharashtra being on top with 333 blood banks, followed by Uttar Pradesh with 327 blood banks in the state.
In Gujarat, there are 153 blood banks and the national capital Delhi has 60 blood banks.
Cop guarding Mehbooba’s kin shot dead
Srinagar, Jul 19: Unidentified gunmen Friday afternoon shot dead a Personal Security Officer (PSO) of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader and Mehbooba Mufti’s cousin brother Sajad Mufti outside the shrine in Baba Mohalla area of Bijbehara in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district.
The slain cop was identified as Constable Farooq Ahmad of Dirpora Khiram. A police official said that he was attacked by militants at Ziyarat Baba Naseer-ud-din Gazi in Bijbehara during Friday prayers.
Farooq was standing guard outside the shrine when he was shot dead by the gunmen.
The former chief Minister’s cousin brother was offering prayers in Masjid at the shrine when his PSO was shot dead.
The cop was immediately rushed to the Sub District Hospital Bijbehara for treatment where doctors declared him dead on arrival.
Reports said the gunmen also decamped with the service rifle of Ahmad.
Meanwhile, police paid tributes to the slain cop and expressed solidarity with his bereaved family. “We stand by his family at this critical juncture,” Kashmir Zone Police said in a tweet.
The wreath laying ceremony for the slain cop was held at District police Line (DPL) Anantnag.
Police officers led by Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir, Swayam Prakash Pani laid floral wreaths on his mortal remains and paid tributes to the cop. (KNS)
Senior police officers including IGP Kashmir, SP Pani, DIG SKR, SSP Anantnag and other officers from CAPF laid floral wreaths on the mortal remains and paid rich tributes to the slain cop.
Farooq is survived by old aged father, brother, wife, 12 years old son Mohsin Farooq, seven year old Faisal and two year old Zaid Farooq.
“We pay our rich tributes to the martyr for his supreme sacrifice made in the line of duty. We stand by his family at this crucial juncture,” a police spokesperson said.
3 arrested for abusing minor girl inside Dal: Police
Srinagar, Jul 19: Police Friday said it has arrested three individuals involved in physically abusing a minor girl inside Dal Lake.
A police spokesperson said that police Station Nigeen received a complaint that a minor girl has been physically abused inside Dal Lake in Hazratbal area.
“Consequently Case FIR No. 65/2019 under relevant sections of law was registered in Police Station Nigeen and investigation was initiated,” the spokesperson said.
During the course of investigation, the spokesperson said, police arrested two persons identified as Tawheed Ahmad Mir son of Showkat Ahmad Mir and Ehsan-ul-haq son of Showkat Ahmad Yatoo both residents of Sadrabal.
However, the third accused managed to escape taking advantage of deep waters, police added.
“A special team under the supervision of SP Hazratbal arrested third person after strenuous efforts. He has been identified as Bilal Ahmad Dar alias Kila son of Ghulam Nabi Dar resident of Dargah. The prompt action of police and the arrest of all the three accused in the heinous crime within 24hrs was appreciated by the community members,” the spokesperson added.