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Posting of staff in SCERT – Education Department moving in right direction: B K Singh

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'Teachers require capacity building to deliver their best'

Muhammad Adnan
Srinagar: Principal Secretary School Education Department (SED) Bishwajit Kumar Singh said the department was moving in the right direction following the posting of staff in J&K SCERT.
In his video message, the Principal Secretary said the teachers were deeply involved in academics and they require some capacity building to deliver their best.
“Whatever we have selected in SCERT, I think they will do the job,” he said.
The statement comes days after the department completed selection of in-service teachers, masters and lecturers in SCERT. This year, the department for the first time selected the staff for SCERT through a proper procedure. The credentials of the applicants were scrutinized and their selection was approved on the basis of their performance in the interview which was conducted by the principal Secretary SED himself.
However, there are allegations that the department has still accommodated those teachers who were already enjoying their prolonged stint in the SCERT in violation of norms. With this the SCERT has a little strength of new faces.
Meanwhile, the Principal Secretary in his message said the teachers need to prioritize the overall wellbeing of the students and make them more competent and confident. “Rest the students can do themselves if they get better guidance,” he said.
Singh emphasized the importance of teacher training while commenting on the selection process and said that it was critical to assess the potential of individuals who would be chosen for the job in SCERT.
Notably, the SED in early January invited online applications from the in-service officials and employees besides the teaching staff of the department to fill the vacancies in the SCERT and DIETs.
The department advertised more than 160 posts of different categories to be filled at State Council of Education Research and Trainings (SCERT) by shifting in-service employees of the department for a fixed tenure.
The vacancies were supposed to be filled at divisional and central offices of the SCERT besides the vacant positions at the allied District Institute of Education and Trainings (DIETs) on standard terms and conditions of deputation contained in Schedule XVIII of J&K Civil Service Regulations-1956.
In the order, the department said the selection will be made on the basis of an individual’s performance in the interaction (if eligible).
Over the years, the SED pocketed huge criticism over its failure to reshuffle the staff in SCERT and DIETs. While the department claims to have posted new faces in SCERT, the situation in DIETs is still unchanged which has punctured the slogans of the department to bring reforms and transform the system.


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