Srinagar, Dec 22: Imagine the fate of students when teachers become clerks!
This is not a fairy tale but reality in Kashmir. Despite government orders, teachers continue to occupy clerical posts in the valley.
Last year, government had ordered detachment of all the teaching staff from clerical posts. However, the order has been flouted with impunity with teachers continuing to occupy clerical posts.
“Around 6000 teachers in School Education Department are holding clerical posts,” an official of School Education Department said.
This is despite the fact that there is a huge shortage of teachers in schools and other educational institutions. “The government is not transferring teachers to their respective posts,” he said.
President, All Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh Departments Clerical Staff Association, Jeelani Nayak said administration had issued an order last year to detach all the teaching staff from the non-teaching jobs.
“The government order however is confined to papers. Nothing has been done to implement the order,” he said.
Nayak noted that the non-teaching staff, who are trained for clerical assignments, are not promoted because the space has been occupied by the teaching staff.
“Departmental Promotion Committee (DPC) meeting was held in September last year to promote Class IV staff. It was only after the intervention of Chief Secretary and Commissioner Secretary, Education that DPCs meeting was held but no formal orders have been issued till date,” he said.
Nayak requested Lieutenant Governor GC Murmu to intervene into the matter and issue necessary instructions to the authorities for promotional order of non-teaching staff.
Repeated attempts to contact Director School Education Younis Malik did not yield results as he did not take calls.