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Deadwood staff in education department under scanner of J&K government

Last Updated on December 24, 2021 at 4:21 pm

In an attempt to clear the deadwood staff from the education system, Jammu and Kashmir government has taken a step to act strict on such non performing staff. Due to the increase in dropout rate of students and decline in academic standards this move has been taken.

The process has been initiated by the J&K government to look out for non-performing and non-teaching staff.

As per the letter issued by Biswajit Kumar Singh, Administrative Secretary School Education Department, the Director Education Kashmir, Tasaduq Hussain Mir, has been directed to prepare the list of teaching and non-teaching employees who are non-performers.

Order further read that list shall be provided within 15 days. Singh in the letter has raised a question that how a department having around 1:10 teacher-student ratio can have such a result.

Singh said that it has become utmost important to find out the deadwood in both teaching and non-teaching department who have either emptied the schools in enrollment by mostly going for private coaching, side business or have created corrupt work culture in offices.

The issue of dropout rate has significantly increased and has put a major challenge in front of entire education system.

It is pertinent to mention that School Education Department has already imposed a blanket ban on government schools for taking classes at private tuition centres in J&K recently citing that the move became illegal in J&K by the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009, which came into effect in J&K after the abrogation of Article 370 in 2019.