Teachers employed as resource persons enjoy extended stints

Teachers employed as resource persons enjoy extended stints

The teachers were deputed as ZRPs and CRPs in December 2011, however have not been replaced even after completing their term.

Despite completing their two year term on deputation as Zonal Resource Persons (ZRPs) and Cluster Resource Persons (CRPs), the scores of teachers in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district continue to receive the alleged patronage of authorities for their extended stint in gross violation of rules.

The teachers were deputed as ZRPs and CRPs in December 2011, however have not been replaced even after completing their term.

The term of present ZRPs and CRPs completed in December 2013 but they continue to enjoy their term and authorities claim that they have directed the concerned Zonal Education Officers (ZEOs) to furnish the list of such teachers. “We have asked all the ZEOs to submit the list of ZRPs and CRPs who have not been replaced despite completing their term. We are at it, all of them will be replaced within days,” said Chief Education Officer (CEO) Kupwara, Abdul Ahad Ganai.

As per the government norms, all the government teachers deputed as ZRPs and CRPs should be relieved back to their actual place of posting after completing their term of two years and get replaced by the new lot.

In Education zone Mawar of Kupwara some blue eyes teachers are taking undue favors and have not sent back to their respective schools. “We fail to understand why rules are not being implemented here. It has happened for the first time here,” said a group of teachers wishing not to be named.

ZRPs and CRPs are deputed in each Zone and Clusters to give academic assistance in the schools and are to be replaced by other teachers after a period of two years. “They should have been replaced in December 2013, but rules were not followed for their replacement,” teachers said.

Zonal Education Officer (ZEO) Mawar Manzooor Ahmad Khan however said they have forwarded the list of teachers who were not replaced till date. “They will be replaced within days,” he said.

Officials in the department said around 40 ZRPs and CRPs have completed their one year back however are yet to be replaced. “Now the CEO office has collected the data and we are accessing their service records. They will be deputed back their respective schools in coming days,” officials said.