DSEK seeks details of employees working at DD, AIR Kashmir
Srinagar: The Directorate of School Education Kashmir (DSEK) has sought the details of the government employees of education departments working in Doordarshan Kendra Kashmir and All India Radio (AIR), Kashmir.
An official communication has been issued to all chief education officers directing them to submit the details of the employees participating at regular intervals in various programmes of Doordarshan and All India Radio Srinagar.
“In case any employee is participating in such programmes of DDK/AIR Srinagar it may be communicated whether they have sought prior permission from the Govt,” the circular reads. The CEOs have been asked to submit the details of the employee including his/her name, designation, present place of posting as well.
The direction has been issued to CEOs in wake of the official communication issued to Director School Education Kashmir wherein it was stated that some employees were working as artists in AIR Kashmir and Doordarshan Kendra without having proper sanction of the government which was mandatory under Jammu and Kashmir Government Employees (Conduct) Rules 1971.
The additional commissioner in the office of the divisional commissioner Kashmir in the official communication had stated that the rule envisages that no government employee shall, except with the previous sanction of the government, own wholly or in part, or conduct or participate in the management of any newspaper or other periodical publications.
“No government employee shall, except with the sanction of the government or of the prescribed authority, or except in the bona fide of his duties publish a book himself or through a publisher or contribute an article or a compilation of articles,” the official document said.
The government employees were barred from participating in a radio broadcast or contributing an article or writing a newspaper or periodical either in his own name or pseudonymously or in the name of any other person.
“The employees are allowed to write newspaper periodicals provided that no sanction should be required if such publication is through a publisher and is of a purely scientific character,” it said.
The director education was asked to furnish the details of all these employees working in Doordarshan or AIR, in a prescribed format devised by the divisional administration.