SRINAGAR: An emergency meeting of the core committee of All J&K +2 PSC Lecturers’ Association was held Saturday here. The meeting was convened in the backdrop of the news reports about large number of vacant posts of chief education officers and DIET principals and principals of higher secondary schools.
There are 6 CEO and 7 DIET Principal posts and large number of higher secondary Principal posts vacant and the field department is almost on the crutches, a spokesperson said in a statement issued here.
The members expressed deep concern over the grave scenario, he said.
“On one hand the higher ups expect the schools to perform better and impart quality education and on the other had the authorities are not interested in filling up the vacant positions at different levels. The field department has been marred by large scale ‘inchargism and adhocism’,” he said, adding that after threadbare discussion on emergent situation, “the authorities were humbly requested to pay attention to the grave situation in the department”.
The members demanded filling up vacant positions of Principals, CEOs and JDs on priority basis. “The process of regularisation of incharge officers at different levels be speeded up and completed in a time-bound manner under rules. The lecturers awaiting placement from 5 years be placed as senior lectures and other demands namely, granting of ACP/Running Grade, restoration of Higher Education Quota, revisit to SRO202 and NPS be considered on priority basis to infuse a fresh lease of life in the cadres,” the spokesperson added.