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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lieutenant Governor GC Murmu to intervene into the matter and issue necessary
instructions to the authorities for promotional order of non-teaching staff.
to contact Director School Education Younis Malik did not yield results as he
did not take calls.