Class IV employees promoted by DSEK resent delay in adjustment

Class IV employees promoted by DSEK resent delay in adjustment
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Call their promotion a hoax

Irshad Khan

Srinagar: Dozens of class IV employees “promoted” as junior assistants by Director School Education Kashmir (DSEK) last month are describing their promotion as “hoax” as the directorate has failed to adjust them to the new posts.
The DSEK, on October 29, announced promotion of more than 50 Class-IV employees of the department after they qualified a required type test in April.
The divisional Departmental Promotion Committee (DPC) held on September 19 had approved the promotion of the employees.
While the DSEK’s October order said that the promoted employees would get the new pay scale “with immediate” effect, the employees told Kashmir Reader that they were yet to avail the benefits.
They said that the DSEK has failed to issue adjustment orders in their favour in the two months since the DPC approved their promotion.
“We were supposed to get the benefits from the date of type test or at least from the date when the DPC approved our promotions, but we have not,” an employee alleged.
While employees in other departments, he said, were given seniority effect from the date of type test, they have been deprived of the benefit.
He said that they were being told by officials that they would get the monetary benefits “once we are adjusted to the new posts we were promoted to”.
“We don’t know when we will be adjusted to the posts,” he added.
Another aggrieved employee said that the DSEK had already “unnecessarily wasted much of our time” by delaying the type test to start with.
“We had been requesting the department to conduct our type test since September last year, but they conducted test in April this year. Then they did not hold the meeting of the DPC till September,” he said.
“The DPC has merely proved to be a hoax,” another employee remarked.
The employees alleged that the delay by the DSEK to adjust them on the new posts was affecting them financially as they cannot draw the hiked salaries till then.
They appealed the J&K governor, Satya Pal Malik to look into the matter.