75% of 800 posts in education deptt go to Jammu
‘Ministers, MLAs influenced decision’
KASHMIR NEWS SERVICE
Srinagar, May 12: In a glaring example of discrimination, the Cabinet has reportedly approved 75 percent of the 800 posts in education department for Jammu division.
The local news agency KNS quoting sources said the previous cabinet meeting approved the filling of 800 posts in the upgraded Higher Secondary Schools vide order no (117/7/2010) dated April 4,2010.
However, KNS said the cabinet neglected postings in 95 percent schools of the Valley. “The posts were sanctioned only to those districts in the Valley which house the constituencies of the influential ministers,” it said.
The KNS said Government had approved 320 posts for 10 Higher Secondary Schools vide order no (420-Edu of 2010). “However in the lists, Jammu was sanctioned 288 posts while Kashmir got only 32 posts respectively,” it said.
Giving break-up, the KNS said Samba district was sanctioned 32 posts, Doda 64, Kathua 64, Udhampur 32 and Reasi 96.
It said while nine high schools were upgraded as higher secondary schools in Jammu only one was upgraded in Kashmir. The news agency said in Islamabad district where from the Education Minister, Peerzada Muhammad Sayed belongs to, staff was approved for 10 new High Schools. However, no posts were sanctioned for Srinagar, Kupwara, Bandipora, Shopian.
When contacted, Commissioner Secretary Education, G A Peer strongly refuted that the posts of some districts were sanctioned under the influence of MLA and ministers.
He said there was backlog for sanctioning of posts for 2008-09.
“There are various schools for which the posts for many district which are yet to be sanctioned. They will be approved after sanction from the Cabinet,” he said.
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