DSEK fails to implement detachment orders of employees
Srinagar: Despite strict orders for de-attachment of employees to their original places, various officials and other teachers continue to enjoy their stint on deployment in various offices in the school education department.
The deployment of teachers in Chief Education Offices and District Institute of Education and Trainings (DIETs) has created a gap at the original place of posting of these employees.
Besides, the lethargy of the department speaks volumes about the seriousness being shown towards implementation of government orders.
While the heads of the departments are entrusted to strictly follow the instructions for detachment of officials including teachers, the education department has given a Luke warm response to these instructions.
“Very few zonal heads and CEOs have issued orders for cancellation of deployment and other attachment in offices and schools where influential teachers have managed their deployment,” an official said, wishing not to be named.
Despite the passage of more than a week since the directions were issued for cancellation of all deployments and attachments of teachers, only few have been relived from deployments and have been asked to resume their duties at their original place of posting.
“The CEOs and ZEOs are shielding teachers under the garb of academic arrangement and health issues but in reality these teachers have been deployed to schools which have meager enrollment,” the official said, adding that these teachers have obtained medical certificates on minor ailments.
“Basically these teachers are among the influential lot and get recommendations from top level of bureaucracy for their adjustment as per their convenience,” the official said.
On Wednesday, Zonal Education Office Baramulla issued order for cancellation of all deployment and attachment of teachers who were deployed in offices within and outside district. Similar order was issued by ZEO Gulab Bagh on Monday as well. “But very few officials have issued such orders while as maximum are yet to act upon the government instructions,” the official said.
Sources in the department said the teachers associated with various unions and forums are reluctant to join at their original places and have threatened of starting an agitation if they are forced to join their original place of positing.
“These teachers associated with forums are trying to justify their posting while giving reference of academic arrangement and marriage ground or health grounds. But all the teachers are not deployed on basis of these issues. Some teachers are unnecessarily deployed in offices and other departments leaving their schools short of man power,” the official said.
Director School Education Kashmir (DSEK) G N Itoo meanwhile said the government directions for cancellation of adjustments and deployments will be implemented in letter and spirit.
“There will be no special treatment for anyone but all will be treated equally. Those who will not follow government direction will have to face consequences,” Itoo said.