GK Impact: Now, permanent staff to be engaged in winter tutorials

GK Impact: Now, permanent staff to be engaged in winter tutorials

The directorate has instructed all chief education officers (CEOs) to engage permanent staff in these tutorials and submit the list to the department for the benefit of earned leave to these teachers.

The directorate of school education Kashmir (DSEK) has ordered to utilise services of permanent faculty of the department in winter tutorial centres across Kashmir.

The decision was taken three days after Greater Kashmir reported about poor implementation of winter tutorial centres set up by the department this year.

The directorate has instructed all chief education officers (CEOs) to engage permanent staff in these tutorials and submit the list to the department for the benefit of earned leave to these teachers.

Earlier, the directorate had engaged contractual teachers and NYKs for running these coaching centres set up to provide free coaching to the students up to class 10th.

There were complaints of poor monitoring of these centres as the department excluded services of the permanent teaching faculty.

In the wake of a Greater Kashmir report published on January 13, the director school education Kashmir (DSEK) convened a meeting with all chief education officers (CEOs) and sought weekly reports from the monitoring teams about the functioning of winter tutorial centres.

Already a circular was issued wherein the principals of district institute of education and trainings (DIETs) heading the monitoring teams were instructed to submit the progress report of the winter tutorials to the directorate through principal, SIE, on weekly basis.

This year the department didn’t setup free coaching facility for classes 11th and 12th in the wake of poor response from the students.

The circular issued by DSEK on January 15 reads that all CEOs will ensure availability of substitute faculty strictly as per requirement to be drawn from the regular establishment of the department.

“CEOs should ensure that substitute staff is put in place and details are shared with the directorate so that formal orders of their engagement are issued and the benefit of the leave salary, as per government norms are extended to them,” the DSEK circular reads.

In wake of this, CEO Budgam convened a meeting with all zonal education officers (ZEOs) to chalk out a strategy to compensate the teaching staff of free winter coaching centres in the district.

“Names of subject specific teachers in Mathematics, Science, English and Social Science must be recommended as per enrolment of the centre,” reads the circular.

In-charge district institute of education and training (DIET), graduate teachers and masters of high schools were also instructed to attend the meeting.

The details of new staff will be sent to the directorate through concerned DIET principals, CEOs and ZEOs.

CEO Baramulla has also directed the ZEOs of the district to depute the permanent faculty of the department to the winter tutorial centres and disengage the contractual teachers and masters from January 16.

“All ZEOs should ensure the deputation of the staff to these tuition centres and non-compliance, if any will be reported accordingly for disciplinary action under rules,” reads the circular issued by CEO Baramulla.