UDHAMPUR, Apr 15: The monthly meeting of the District Udhampur unit of All J&K Plus 2 Lecturers’ Forum, was held here today under the chairmanship of district president Ashok Sharma.
The speakers demanded strict implementation of the School Education Department order to detach all employees attached in other departments. They said that it will go a long way in improving the standard of education in the State and further demanded that all attachments in the School Education Department be also cancelled and teaching staff be rationalised on the basis of strength and need of schools.
They also expressed their resentment over the order issued by SDM Mahore, in which he has directed all Patwaris to inspect schools on his behalf for necessary action against absent teachers. They said that absenteeism is a chronic problem and it cannot be justified but why single out only teachers.
The speakers said that before issuing such orders, the SDM ought to have given a thought to the hierarchy as a Patwari is far junior to the Principal of a Hr Sec School or the Headmaster of a High School. They demanded that the said order be revoked immediately and also urged the Education Minister to frame and implement a uniform policy at the State level to check absenteeism and not allow officers to issue such whimsical orders.
The members also discussed the problem of those candidates who appeared in SSE (10th class) Biannual Pvt and whose result was declared in Oct, 2018.The candidates who passed the SSE were not given admission in HSP-1 as Regular Candidates but their examination forms alongwith requisite fee, as Private Candidates for HSP-1 were accepted but now they are not allowed to appear for HSP-1, they explained and demanded that these candidates be allowed to appear in HSP-1 summer zone, 2018.
The members resented that the question papers of HSP-1 of some subjects were found opened by some private institutions but all the schools, including Government institutions, have now been asked to collect fresh question papers from the nearby Police Stations.
Among those, who addressed the meeting, included Ashok Sharma, D P Sharma, Arunesh Kumar, Joginder Kumar, Parjesh Kumar, Luxmi Kant and others.