Naeem empowers Secy Education

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Mar 12: In a major decision to enhance the efficiency of the Education Department and to achieve effective results, Minister for Education, Naeem Akhtar today delegated powers to the Commissioner Secretary, School Education Department in a clearly defined framework.
As per the Government Order issued by the School Education Department, powers delegated to the Commissioner Secretary include transfer and postings/deputation of Chief Education Officers, Principals, ZEOs and their equivalent; promotions/placements/regularisation of officers up to the rank of Principals and equivalent; appointment recommended by recruiting agencies; finalization of pension cases in accordance with the rules; sanctioning deputation of officers/officials in connection with Government business/conferences/trainings etc outside the State.
He has also been empowered to sanction all types of leaves in accordance with the provisions of leave rules, issue No Demand Certificates on account of house building/scooter/car advance to the employee retiring on superannuation, grant NOC for obtaining passport/making an application for seeking employment elsewhere and to approve formation of departmental Recruitment Rules (Gazetted/ Non-Gazetted) after these have been cleared by the designated departments viz PSC, ARI/Training and Law Department.
Similarly, under Medical Attendance cum Allowance Rules, the Commissioner Secretary has been delegated the power to authorise the medical treatment outside the State but within the country in cases covered under these rules.
Moreover, in financial matters, the Commissioner Secretary has been delegated the powers for release/authorization of funds within the available budget provisions; feferences to Planning/Finance Departments concerning CSS; accord of administrative approval of works to the extent of Rs 25 lakh; sanction of advance drawal upto Rs 25 lakh; GP Fund withdrawals; delegation of DDO powers and payment to Standing Counsel as per rates approved by the Law Department.

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