Despite passage of more than three years since the School Education department initiated process of regularizing of their services, the temporary teachers Friday said there had been no progress in the case and they were fed up with the 'official apathy.'
The previous regime had assured regularization of adhoc and contractual appointees who have completed seven years of service, however, the process continues to remain in limbo. A delegation of teachers of north Kashmir's Kupwara district said the authorities have approved 'selected' files while others are yet to be processed.
"We fail to understand the reason for delaying our regularization. Our files are tossed from table to table in civil secretariat and officials pass the buck regarding status of the case," they said.
The temporary teachers said they completed all the formalities but are still waiting for their regularization. "Our Vigilance clearance was sent to the department but there is no further progress in that regard," they said.
Secretary School Education, ShalinKabra deferred any reply saying straightaway that "You better visit Deputy Secretary's office to know the status of the file."
Deputy Secretary School Education, Suhail Ahmad feigned ignorance about the issue and said the status of the file will be available with Under Secretary of the department.
Under Secretary of the department, KanchanBalla said, "Some files of adhoc appointees are lying with Deputy Secretary for discussion and some have been forwarded to the clerical hall," she said.