SEECC seeks support to initiatives for streamlining Education Deptt

SEECC leaders talking to media persons after a review meeting on Sunday.
SEECC leaders talking to media persons after a review meeting on Sunday.

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Jan 8: School Education Employees’ Co-ordination Committee has appealed the teaching community to support the good initiatives taken by the Government for streamlining School Education system in Jammu and Kashmir.
“New Transfer policy, rationalization of teaching staff, School Management Information System (SMIS), new detention policy, banning the tuition and coaching by Government lectures and teachers on Supreme Court directions, new examination policy from 5th to 9th , installation of CCTV cameras and training of teachers/DDOs are some of the steps taken to stream line the system and teaching fraternity must support all these good steps to bring transparency, efficiency and improving quality of education,” said Amar Nath Thakur, State chairman of SEECC, while talking to media persons after a meeting to review the education scenario in the State and also discuss the burning issues of teaching fraternity in detail,
He said corruption no doubt has stopped in transfers but transfer mefia was still active one way or the other in Jammu province and this was needed to be ended. While listing some earlier scams in the School Education Department, Thakur informed that more Headmasters were promoted than the sanctioned strength of Headmasters more than three thousand ReT teachers were engaged without sanctioned strength of posts as a result there is a mismatch of sanctioned posts and working strength of ReT teachers.
Speaking on the occasion, Surjit Singh, State president of the Headmasters Forum, urged the Education Minister and Principal Secretary Education to constitute a DPC to regularly regularize the 7500 incharge officers and lectures who are not regularized since 2007 till date while 600 of them have retired and died.
“All these incharge officers and lecturers must be regularized in one go through Cabinet decision once for all,” he stressed and added that in future no one should be made as incharge and all promotees must be cleared through DPC under rules.
Parveen Singh, Tara Mani, Des Raj, Bharat Bhushan, Babu Ram, Ashawni Sharma Bansi Lal and others also spoke on the occasion.