Stop lavish hospitality for officials: Kashmir schools told

Stop lavish hospitality for officials: Kashmir schools told

The circular also said that State Education Minister Nayeem Akhtar has directed that hospitality during his visit should be restricted to a cup of water so as not to deflect attention from the core a

Jammu and Kashmir Education Department today asked heads of all its institutions in the Valley to desist from insisting on lavish hospitality to senior officials during their visits.

"All the heads of the institutions of Kashmir Division falling under this Directorate are enjoined not to insist any lavish hospitality during the visit of senior officers to their respective institutions," a circular, issued by Director, School Education, Kashmir, Shah Faisal, said.

 

The circular also said that State Education Minister Nayeem Akhtar has directed that hospitality during his visit should be restricted to a cup of water so as not to deflect attention from the core academic activities.

 

"Minister for Education has directed that during his visits also the hospitality should be restricted only to a cup of water, as it deflects attention from the core academic activities," the circular read, stressing on ensuring strict compliance of the order.

 

In another circular, the department directed the staff at the Directorate to extend due courtesy to teacher applicants and address them as "sir" or "jenab".

 

"All gazetted and non-gazetted staff at this directorate shall extend due courtesy to teacher applicants and preferably address them as ‘sir’ or ‘jenab’ while dealing with their grievances," the circular stated.

 

Faisal also directed the staff to give priority to lady teachers during disposal of various matters.

"Invariably, all applicants shall be offered a chair," the circular directed. 
Faisal was recently posted as Director, School Education,
Kashmir, and has been taking quick decisions for revival and reformation of education sector with restoring dignity of teaching profession, improvement of teaching-learning environment in government schools and quick disposal of services at the Directorate.
He has also asked the high and higher secondary schools, both government-run as well as private to not resort to any kind of detention while submitting examination forms of students of class 10 and 12 except in cases where such students have shortfall in attendance.
The director has also fixed a two-day deadline for issuing No Objection Certificates for passport related issues of those working in the department.