CEOs, ZEOs to spend 3 days in field, submit weekly report

The CEOs and ZEOs have been asked to also monitor availability of teachers, particularly subject-specific, and also infrastructural facilities in educational institutions.

Syed Rizwan Geelani
Srinagar, Publish Date: May 20 2017 12:15AM | Updated Date: May 20 2017 12:15AM
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In a bid to “address loopholes” in functioning of Education department, authorities on Friday directed district and zonal-level officers to visit schools in their respective areas three days a week.

The orders to this effect were issued by the administrative department, asking Chief Education Officers and Zonal Education Officers to monitor the school activities and submit a weekly report to the Director School Education Kashmir.

“CEOs and ZEOs will monitor activity in schools in their jurisdiction and compile a weekly report. They will spent only three days in their offices and rest three days in the field,” a top official in School Education department said.

A circular in this regard was issued on May 18, he said.

The CEOs and ZEOs have been asked to also monitor availability of teachers, particularly subject-specific, and also infrastructural facilities in educational institutions.

Also, the department has withdrawn powers from Principals of higher secondary schools who were designated as cluster heads and tasked with monitoring the schools in their jurisdiction.

“Such powers delegated to Principal HSS in earlier orders shall be deemed to be withdrawn ab-initio (from the beginning),” the circular reads.

“They will take care of their respective HSS. Principals could not focus on all the schools in their jurisdiction and with the result performance of their own institutions was going down.”

Also, in a separate circular issued by DSEK on Friday, CEOs and authorities in Board of School Education (BOSE) have been asked to ensure that staff members having been involved in supervision duties, paper checking shall be of higher integrity.

“For this purpose all the staff members who are continuing in various capacities like invigilators, superintendents, evaluators continuing for past more than four years shall be replaced in advance,” reads the circular.

It further reads that the exam forms of students submitted by schools heads in mid-session shall be supported by attendance and syllabus completion certificate as well.

“Certificate must be certified by the CEO concerned for entertaining the exam forms of the students to allow them in annual exams,” it reads.