Education dept converted into industry of transfers, corruption: Qayoom Wani

Education dept converted into industry of transfers, corruption: Qayoom Wani

Condemning the shoddy state of affairs in the education department, the trade union leader said, “The future of every family member of the state is directly or indirectly influenced by the school educ

Veteran trade union leader, Employees Joint Action Committee (EJAC) president and Jammu and Kashmir Teachers Forum (JKTF) chairman Abdul Qayoom Wani has alleged that the department of school education has been converted into industry of transfers and corruption and that political intervention and nepotism have brought it to the brink of devastation.

“The department has become a huge industry of transfers, adjustments and this curse has beaten all the records of corruption. This deal of transfers and adjustments has become a goldmine for the department and the unique criteria for suitable transfer and adjustment are corruption, nepotism and political intervention. The voiceless, powerless teaching community screams and burns in the crucible of injustice, oppression and deprivation. If attention is not paid to this sensitive issue, staff is not rationalized as per student- teacher ratio, a drive is not taken up to clean the department from the scourge of corruption and political intervention, the destruction of this unfortunate department will be responsible for destruction of our future,” Qayoom Wani said in a statement today.

He appealed Governor N N Vohra, the chief secretary M Iqbal Khanday and the commissioner secretary education Nirmal Sharma to declare a clean and foolproof transfer and adjustment policy in the department where rights, justice and humanity are prioritized.

Condemning the shoddy state of affairs in the education department, the trade union leader said, “The future of every family member of the state is directly or indirectly influenced by the school education department.

But the importance and sensitivity of this department is always ignored and the people at the helm of affairs never take this department seriously.”

“An education policy needs to be framed for the state. This policy should consolidate the department, take care of future, give room to modern education along with revolutionary changes in the field of education, overhauling the SIEs and DIETs to change them to research and teacher education institutes.

These steps can be the parameters of new state education policy as Jammu and Kashmir is the only state without its own policy on education,” Wani said, adding that the state expects that Governor N N Vohra will take some practical and revolutionary steps to infuse work culture and accountability in the department.”