Over 18,000 Posts Vacant In Edu Dept: Minister

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SRINAGAR: Admitting that several employees had got entry into the Education Department through the “back door,” minister for school education and deputy chief minister Tara Chand on Thursday said that over 18,000 posts were vacant in the bureau.

He said that committee has been set up to ascertain facts with regard to illegal appointments.

“Fake appointments have been made in the department and a committee has been set up to look into the matter. I’ll not comment more on issue as it would be premature before the  panel  submits its report,” he said.

“Eighteen to nineteen thousand posts are vacant and recruiting agencies have been directed to fill some of them, while the file with the recommendations for the recruitment has been sent to cabinet,” the minister said.

“District Boards will be set up consisting one member from SSA as its Chairman and one member from District Administration to recruit for various posts at district level on fast track basis,” he said..

“It is difficult to submit SSA  (Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan) Utilization Certificate, In past we have committed the same mistake but the centre will not relent on this now. I’ve directed all heads to maintain and submit red account, so that the UC could be submitted in time,” he said

He said that centre government’s RMSA scheme could not be implemented fully till utilization certificates are submitted to centre. He said he would make efforts to implement SSA scheme fully in the state.

Underlining the need for regulation of privately run schools in the state, the Deputy Chief Minister said that Private schools will be streamlined. He said the ministry would need people’s cooperation in such an exercise. (KNS)

 

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