JAMMU: Education department on Friday barred the officials from subordinate offices from visiting administrative department civil secretariat without the permission of concerned Director of School education.
An official handout said that decision was taken after it was found that officers/ officials from subordinate offices of the School Education Department and the educational institutions frequently visit civil secretariat.
“It is hereby enjoined upon all the officers, officials from subordinate offices of the School Education Department and the educational institutions that they shall not visit the Administrative Department without proper permission from concerned Director of School Education,” said a Circular issued by the Secretary to the Government, School Education Department.
It said any person found involved in the breach of these instructions, shall be dealt with stern punitive action, as warranted under rules.
Secretary Education said the decision to discourage Education Department officials from frequently visiting the Administrative Department has been taken in the interest of the student community.
“The officers, officials from subordinate offices of the School Education Department and the educational institutions instead of making frequent rounds of the Administrative Department should focus on their primary responsibility of imparting and improving education,” the Secretary Education said.