Junior education employees wait promotion for 4 years in Budgam

SRINAGAR: Four years after the class IV employees of the education department were promoted, the order is awaiting implementation in central Budgam district.
The employees were elevated on November 7, 2013 via order no 2150 DSEK, but the promotion file is yet to be signed by Director of School Education.
Director School Education, GN Itoo, said the issue would be looked into. “We will resolve the issue,” he told Kashmir Reader.
The class IV employees were promoted for the posts of laboratory assistant, junior assistant and library assistant in high schools and higher secondary schools.
The aggrieved orderlies said that they have been in service for more than 20 years. “It has been a long wait for promotions, one that became humiliating. Since we joined the department, we have had children and married off our daughters, but our designation has not changed,” said a class IV employee.
Informed sources in the education department said that vacancies for laboratory assistant post in direct quota are 29 while as 21 vacancies are in promotion quota. Similarly, 47 vacancies for the post of junior assistant are available under direct quota while as 4 vacancies fall in the promotion quota.
The necessary condition for promotion of orderly as junior assistant is passing of type test with a speed of 30 words per minute on computer keyboard. For library assistant, as many as 19 vacancies are there under direct quota and 6 vacancies under promotional quota.
The orderlies said that they have fulfilled all the formalities and now are waiting for the director’s nod. “The file is with director education Kashmir. All the orderlies of other districts have been promoted except us. They are delaying, thinking that we will grease their palms to get our work done,” an employee said.