JKNPP activists raising slogans during a protest at Jammu.
STATE TIMES NEWS
JAMMU: Accusing the Education Department of brazen violation of norms and procedures in transfers, particularly in Jammu Division, for vested interests and extraneous considerations, a huge contingent of JKNPP activists led by Harsh Dev Singh, former Education Minister held a massive demonstration seeking a probe by SIT into the whole gamut of transfers of teaching staff.
The JKNPP delegation which did not find the Director in his office served a written charge sheet in his office seeking reason for issuance of wholesale irregular transfer orders and attachments in blatant circumvention of transfers policy issued by the present government vide Govt order No. 622-Edu of 2015 dated December 22, 2015, besides several other irregular practices being committed in the functioning of the Department.
The Panthers Party activists later held a protest at Press Club and raised slogans against the Education Department seeking early action against Director School Education and CEO Udhampur for all their irregular acts and unlawful practices.
Addressing the media persons, Harsh said that the education sector in Jammu division was in shambles due to the highly irresponsible and egregious conduct of officers and unaddressed complaints of corruption in thousands disregarded by helmsmen thus giving oxygen to the corrupt elements in the Department.
He said that in response to an RTI reply it was revealed that Director School Education had himself attached 49 surplus staff in his office in addition to 59 sanctioned posts of non-teaching staff thus taking the total number to 108 by circumventing the government policy on attachments. He said that District Udhampur topped the list of attachments of teachers and ReTs with more than two hundred such attachments having been made in Ramnagar Constituency alone which had prejudicially affected the careers of students.
Vowing to fight out the corruption and maladministration in Education Deptt, Singh said that JKNPP would not relent until the delinquent officers were brought to book through proper enquiry and appropriate punitive action.
Among those who spoke on the occasion included Rajesh Padgotra, Khajoor Singh, Romesh Verma, Nirmal Kishore, Mohinder Singh, Rashpaul Singh, Udhayveer Sambyal, Ram Paul, Shankaar Singh Sanju, Stiffness Gill, Capt. Narotam Singh, Sansar Chand, Romesh Verma, Sunny Jamwal, Rahul Kumar, Sunil Chopra, Suraj Singh, Bhushan Kumar, Davinder Singh, Tarsem Singh and others.
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