Srinagar- In a move that could see ouster of many teachers and non-teaching staff, the Jammu and Kashmir government has asked the Director of School Education Kashmir (DSEK) to furnish the list of its teaching and non-teaching employees that have turned to be the ‘deadwood’ for the department.
According to reports, Principal Secretary of School Education Department, B K Singh in an official communiqué to the DSEK has said that the department of Education has huge number of employees and many of them are not performing their duties to the level of expectations and desired results leading to large drop out and lower outcomes.
“How a department having around 1.10 Teacher Student Ratio have such a result,” Singh questioned.
The Principal Secretary, the reports said, has stated that it has become inevitable to identify the non-working or deadwood in both teaching and non teaching faculty who have either emptied the schools in enrollment by mostly resorting to private coaching or side business or have created corrupt and malicious work culture in offices.
“This has put the public at great inconvenience and has proven counterproductive to the growth of the department,” he said.
“In this backdrop the DSEK is directed to prepare a list of such employees as per the norms and furnish the list to this office within the 15 days for onward transmission to general administration for necessary action otherwise serious action under rules will be taken,” Singh said.
According to reports, following the communiqué, the Director Education Kashmir Tasaduq Hussain Mir has asked Chief Education Officers, Zonal Education Officers and head of the institutions to prepare a list of teaching and non-teaching employees who are non-performers or ‘deadwood’. (With agency inputs)
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