Aghast employees say dilly-dallying tactic
Srinagar: The Directorate of School Education Kashmir (DSEK) is “unprecedently” seeking Vigilance clearance for promotion of dozens of Class IV employees as junior assistants in the department.
The affected employees – around 60 of them from several districts – described the move as a “dilly dallying tactic”, depriving them of their due right.
The employees told Kashmir Reader that the Departmental Promotion Committee (DPC) for their promotion was scheduled on June 15, but it was “cancelled” by the director at the last moment citing Vigilance clearance.
Although all the DPC members were present at the meeting, an aggrieved employee said, that it was “laughable” that the DSEK was seeking Vigilance clearance from a class IV employee who “don’t hold any substantial post”.
The employees said that it was happening for the first time that the DSEK was seeking Vgilance clearance from class IV employees for their promotion.
No Vigilance clearance was sought for class IV employees in October last year, they said.
“We don’t have any objection with the Vigilance clearance, but let the DSEK promote us first. They can simultaneously verify the credentials,” an employee said
“Why had they scheduled the DPC in the first place?” an employee asked.
The employees fear that it will take months for the Vigilance clearance of the employees “and with Assembly Elections round the corner, our promotion will further be delayed due to the Model Code of Conduct”.
They said that the School Education Department was “the only department which is yet to hold the DPC for class IV employees”.
The DSEK, one of them said, has already wasted lot of their time by delaying the type test to start with.
“We had been requesting the department to conduct our type test for a year, but they conducted test in April last year. Then, they did not hold the DPC meeting till September,” he said.
Director School Education Mohammad Younis Malik did not respond to repeated calls made by this reporter.