Srinagar: The Chief Education Officers (CEOs) and the Zonal Education Officers (ZEOs) have been once again asked to de-attach all the teachers working in their offices for a prolonged period of time.
The circular in this regard has been issued by Director School Education Kashmir (DSEK) GN N Itoo on Monday.
Earlier, the directions were given to CEOs and ZEOs however they had pleaded that relieving these teachers will create hurdles in the functioning of the department keeping in view the ongoing budget session of the assembly which concluded on February 12.
Importantly, scores of teachers remain posted in the ZEO and the CEO offices for past over four years in violation of government norms while as the schools in their respective districts are facing dearth of teaching staff.
Earlier, DSEK had instructed all the CEOs and the ZEOs to relieve the teaching staff from their offices, besides all the Zonal Resource Persons and the Cluster Resource Persons who have completed two years’ term, and replace them with a new lot.
Besides, the department has also accommodated teachers and masters in the CEO and the ZEO offices who are enjoying extended stints in various sections in violation of rules.
As per the provisions of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) scheme, the education department is allowed to designate eight CRPs and two ZRPs in each zone who are in-service trained Regularized Rehbar-e-Taleem (RReT) teachers.
“The irony is that authorities at the zonal and district level have chosen selective RReTs as ZRPs and CRPs and accommodated them in offices giving least priority to academic assistance,” an official said.
Besides district and zonal offices, the teachers also continue extended stint in the Directorate for past several years.
“Dozens of the teachers have been accommodated in various sections of the directorate for over years in violation of norms,” an official said.
Meanwhile, DSEK, G N Itoo said the department has warned the CEOs and ZEOs of strict action for their failure to relive all such teachers and ReTs from their offices.
“The exercise should be completed in a week’s time and all the CEOs have been directed to submit action taken report to the Directorate,” he said.