RTI revelation : Even after posting, school heads didn’t report on duty

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Budgam:  The information obtained under Right to Information (RTI) Act has revealed that three headmistresses posted in three different government schools in Hardpanzoo Zone of Central Kashmir’s Budgam district have either did not join the school or have joined after a delay of five to six months.

In response to an application filed by an activist Arif Ismail under RTI Act seeking information about the presence of school heads in different government schools in Hardpanzoo zone, replies furnished by the concerned authorities amply make it clear that all is not well in Education Department.

As per RTI revelation Directorate of School Education posted Fehmeda Banoo as School Headmistress at Government Middle School Dachan Beerwah Budgam on 8 August 2015, but surprisingly till date she has not reported on duty. “Fehmeda Bano was supposed to join the school and assume the charge of Headmistress on 8/8/2015 but the school is still headless as she has not bothered to join.”

About Government Girls Middle School Mashoon, according to CNS information obtained under the RTI Act reveals that Qayooma Jan was directed by the Directorate of School Education to take the charge of Headmistress of the school on 18 August 2015, but she reported in the school on 2 March 2016 for a single day. “From August 2015 till date Qayooma Jan has attended the school for one day only,” RTI reply shows.

Similarly at Boys Middle School Alamguchoo Arifa Jabeen who was supposed to join the school as Headmistress on 18 August 2015 reported on duty after a delay of seven months. (CNS)

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