SED Asks CEOs To Verify Schools As Per New Zonation For ATD

Srinagar- The School Education Department has asked the Chief Education Officers (CEOs) to verify the schools as per Zonation for Annual Transfer Driver (ATD).

In this regard, Director of School Education Jammu (DSEJ) has issued a communique to CEOs—asking them for the verification of School zonation for ATD 2023.

“In this regard, I am directed to CEOs to verify the schools as per Zonation and furnish the same to DSEJ by or before May-01 without fail.” DSEJ said in the communique

The director said that if there is any correction if applicable should be done in the same format with added comments in the remarks column.

Pertinently, the School Education Department has notified Zonation of schools in a ‘conditional’ process for Annual Transfer Drive 2023.

The School Education Department said this while issuing the notification for transfer of Teachers, Masters, lecturers, Principals, Headmasters, ZEO’s and equivalents of the department through online mode.

Stating the conditions to apply for the transfers, the department said that the employees having a mature stay of three years and above in Zone-I, II and III as per transfer policy-2023 shall have to compulsorily apply online in prescribed application format.

The department said that the preferences for posting shall be that an employee who is working in Zone-I shall opt for Zone- II, III, IV and V. An employee who is working in Zone-II shall opt for Zone- I, III, IV and V. An employee who is working in Zone-III shall opt for Zone-I, II, IV and V. An employee who is working in Zone-IV shall opt for Zone- I, II, III and V. An employee who is working in Zone-V shall opt for Zone- I, II, III and IV.

According to the School Education Department, Zone-I falls within municipal limit of district headquarter, Zone-II outside municipal limit upto 20km from district headquarter, Zone-III beyond 20km to 40Kms from district headquarter, Zone-IV beyond 40kms and above from district headquarter and also where change of residence is required. In addition, those schools where there is no motorable road and walking distance from the nearest motorable road is 7 KMs or more one way.  (KNO)

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