JAMMU, Nov 6: Minister for Education Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari today said that the process of recruitment on advertised posts of Education Department will be carried out on fast track basis.
The Minister was speaking during a meeting convened with the officers of School Education Department and Higher Education Department to discuss various issues and developmental aspects of the education sector.
The meeting was attended by Secretary School Education, Farooq Ahmad Shah, Chairperson JK BOSE, Veena Pandita, Director SSA, Abdul Rasheed War, Director RMSA, Tufail Mattoo, Director Colleges Jammu, Director School Education, Jammu, Additional Secretary Higher Education and other concerned officials.
Altaf Bukhari directed the concerned officers to take up the issue with JK SSRB so that the process of recruitment on advertised posts is expedited and instructed the officials to prepare the list of vacant posts in the Education Department so that necessary steps are taken in this regard . He also directed the Project Director SSA and RMSA to fill the vacant posts on the fast track basis.
While reviewing the up gradation of various schools, the Minister said that the ongoing works should be completed in a time bound manner and directed officials for the proper disposal of pending issues in the Education Department.
Stressing on the conduct of the ongoing examinations of Matric and 10+2 in a hassle free manner, Altaf Bukhari directed the BOSE officials to ensure fair exams and take strict action against any person found indulging unfair means.
Meanwhile, Education Department has asked the provincial Directors of School Education and the Chief Education Officers not to affect any transfers without the approval of the competent authority.
“It is enjoined upon the Directors of School Education Jammu/Kashmir and all the Chief Education Officers not to affect any transfers of Teachers, Masters and Lecturers within their respective provinces, districts and zones in any case on any ground henceforth at their own level without the prior approval of the competent authority,” an order issued by the Secretary Education, Farooq Ahmad Shah said.
It said that all such individual cases of transfers and postings which require consideration should be taken care of only at the time of effecting general transfers as per the transfer policy in vogue.
“In respect of the requests of transfers made on specific grounds like security, health or marriage, a separate mechanism is under consideration of the School Education Department and will be notified shortly,” the order said, adding that till then all such cases should be put on hold.