Edu Dept Cuts Clout Staffers To Size

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SRINAGAR: Over half-a-dozen “heavyweight” employees, including union leaders, at the education directorate in the Kashmir division have apparently been cut to size by long-overdue transfers, reports said.

Sources said that the directorate had issued transfer orders for employees who had been sitting pretty for over a decade because of their “influence” or political clout.

Those shifted include union leaders Nusrat Beig, Imtiyaz Ahmad, Dilshad Ahmad, Nisar Ahmad, Mughlu, Zahoor Ahmad, Shakeel Ahmad, Muzaffar Ahmad and Harbajhan Singh.

According to service rules, employees in this category cannot stay on the same post for more than three years.

Those shunted out were learnt to have been relieved immediately from their present positions and ordered to join their new posts without delay.

A similar purge is said to be afoot in chief and zonal education offices in all districts where a number of employees have virtually stuck roots.

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