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Education Department seeks details of employees with ‘poor track record’

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The School Education Department has started an exercise to collect the details of the department employees who have crossed the age of 48 years or have served for 22 years in the department.

In different meetings, the move comes after the government asked the School Education Department to identify non-performing or “deadwood” employees for their consideration under Article 226 (2) of J&K CSRs.

In the wake of this, the School Education Department has devised a format seeking details of the department’s employees having poor track records or have remained involved in corruption or embezzlement cases during their services.

The government earlier decided to prepare a list of the non-performing staff in the School Education Department over the deteriorating academic standards and the rising dropout rate of students in the government schools.

As per the format, the department seeks details of the “mentally abnormal” employees besides those with physical disabilities.

The department would also show the teachers posted in schools from primary level to higher secondary level the exit door for having zero enrolments of students.

The School Education Department has started an exhaustive exercise to collect the details of the government schools having meagre or zero enrollment of the students.

The move has come after the J&K government decided to rationalise around 2000 schools – 1000 in Kashmir and 1000 in the Jammu division for insufficient student enrollment.

The schools with meagre or zero enrollment of students would be vacated as well.

The department has also sought the details of the school teachers who have produced low results of students over the past years in J&K Board or School Education-level “Exams.

“The number of employees of the department involved in private business should also be submitted to the department,” reads the content of the format devised by the department.

The government earlier said that despite having a vast number of employees in the department, most of them were not performing their duties to the level of expectations.

In a letter to Director Education Kashmir and Jammu divisions, the Principal Secretary said it had become inevitable to identify the non-working or “deadwood” in teaching and non-teaching faculty who have either emptied schools in enrollment by mostly resorting to private coaching or side business.

“Such employees have created a corrupt and malicious work culture in offices which has put the public to great inconvenience and have proven counterproductive to the department’s growth,” Singh, in his letter, has said.

 

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In over two months, J&K Govt sacks 28 teachers

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With the termination of two more teachers of the School Education Department, the government in the past more than two months has sacked at least 28 teachers from the services for remaining absent unauthorizedly.
In an order issued by the Director of School Education Kashmir (DSEK), said that these teachers have been remaining absently unauthorized from their legitimate duties.
One of the orders issued by the DSEK, a copy of which lies with the news agency states that one among the terminated teachers continues to remain absent un-authorizedly for 19 years.
“One of the teachers posted at Primary School Khumriyal in north Kashmir’s Kupwara remained unauthorizedly absent from her legitimate duties from 01-07-2002, and the teacher did not resume her legitimate duties and continued to remain unauthorizedly absent for 19 years,” it reads.
It also states that the teacher was provided with an opportunity to be heard by DSEK on 06-07-2021 wherein she was directed to present herself before the directorate along with a statement of defence within seven days.
DSEK said that the teacher responded the notice on 15-07-2021 but on its examination it was found unsatisfactory and unsubstantiated and could not justify her long unauthorized absence
“The issue was placed before the Designated Committee and pursuant to the decision of the committee, the teacher is hereby removed from the service of the State in terms of Article 113 of J&K Civil Services Rules (Volume I) of 1956 and rule 30(vii) of J&KCCA rules 1956,” it reads.
Likewise, another teacher was also terminated for remaining unauthorized absent from her legitimate duties.
DSEK said that the teacher was absent from 01-10-2014 and had proceeded outside the country without obtaining prior station leave permission or the sanction of leave from the competent authority.
On January-14, the government has terminated three teachers of the School Education Department from the services for remaining absent un-authorizedly.
In the first week of December-2021, the government sacked one teacher followed by six more in the last week of November-2021 for remaining absent un-authorizedly
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Republic Day full dress Rehearsal: Div Com Jammu takes salute at M.A Stadium

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The full dress rehearsal for the celebration of Republic Day 2022 was held on Monday here at M. A Stadium Jammu amid tight security arrangements.
The contingents of Army, CRPF, JKP, NCC cadets and other departments besides various schools presented an impressive March past.
Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Dr Raghav Langer inspected the Parade and took a salute at the march past.
School children and artists of J&K Academy of Art Culture and Languages presented a colourful cultural programme featuring theme-based presentations.  A brilliant performance by the Dare Devils of Jammu and Kashmir Police mesmerized the audience with spectacular stunts.
Stunning gymnastics performances, shows were also presented by sportspersons of the J&K Sports Council.
The cultural items depicted communal harmony and composite culture of Jammu Kashmir UT, besides featuring patriotic based presentations, folk music and dance.
The function was also attended by Additional Director General of Police, Mukesh Singh; Deputy Commissioner, Jammu, Anshul Garg, besides other civil and police Officers.
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Raj Bhawan Cancels Republic Day ‘At Home’ Reception

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In view of the Covid-19 pandemic, Raj Bhawan has decided to cancel this year’s Republic Day ‘At Home’ Reception on 26th January 2022.

Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha has urged the people of the Union Territory of J&K to follow Covid Appropriate Behaviour (CAB) and safety protocols issued by the health officials.

 

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