It seems that the school education Department is not willing to learnt any lessons from its past mistakes.
Recently, the secretary school education Department on August 17 ordered transfers of around 167 Principals, in-charge Principals and other officials of equivalent ranks.
However, the Department has again repeated its past mistakes as it has transferred one Principal who has retired two months ago.
Figuring on serial number 160 in the transfer order issued on August 17, Principal government higher secondary school Tekipora Lolab Abdul Rehman Untoo was transferred to higher secondary school Trehgam. However, the Principal has retired from his services on June 30.
“This is mockery of transfer policy. Department claims to have made database of whole teaching staff but such orders puncture its tall claims of bringing efficiency ,” a top official said.
The officials termed the transfers full of flaws saying that a principal posted at his new places has been assigned additional charges of other schools as well.
“Over 32 higher secondary schools are headless as of now and the job is managed by others as their additional charge,” the official said while referring to the transfer order.
Also, the Department has cancelled transfers of three other principals who were shifted after six years tenure from their present place of posting.
“The three principals figuring at serial number 158, 159 and 160 joined at their new place of posting but their order was cancelled,” the official said.
It may be recalled that the directorate of school education Kashmir in the beginning of this academic year issued orders for reshuffle of over 3500 teachers, masters and lecturers however, the move attracted criticism as the list included retired faculty members as well as those who have passed away in past years.
Meanwhile, secretary school education Department Farooq Ahmad Shah said it was due an error in the order that the Department transferred a retired Principal.
“We will rectify the error and will ensure that such mistakes are not repeated in future,” he said.