Education department short of 2578 gazetted staff, 13863 non-gazetted staff positions

Srinagar: The education department has a deficiency of 2578 gazetted staff and 13863 non-gazetted staff positions. The deficient staff positions also include 1868 lecturers and, 2924 Masters (including RMSA/SSA) and 5602 teachers.

This was stated by Secretary Education Rigzian Sampheal in meeting held at the State Secretariat Governor N N Vohra for continuing capacity building of teachers through trainings and workshops to sharpen their skills and teaching abilities keeping in view the fast-transforming academic scenario.

“It was further informed that filling of these vacant posts is at various stages of recruitment,” officials said.

It was further stated that 970 lecturers were directly recruited and two posts of Joint Directors, 9 positions of CEOs, 26 ZEOs, 54 principals, 309 lecturers and 315 headmasters were filled through promotion.

“Governor asked the recruiting agencies to expedite recruitments against teaching and non-teaching posts and stressed the need for taking urgent measures regarding confirmation of all the promotions made from time to time as per the norms in OPG,” officials said, adding that Vohra directed convening of time-bound Departmental Promotion Committee (DPC) meetings to fill up the vacancies at various hierarchical levels and create career progression opportunities for the employees of the Department.

“1002 detachments had been ordered and all the Chief Education Officers have been asked to submit final reports in this regard by 20 August 2018,”  officials said.

Advisors to Governor, B B Vyas, K Vijay Kumar & Khurshid Ahmad Ganai; Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam; Principal Secretary Finance, Navin K Choudhary; Principal Secretary to Governor, Umang Narula; Principal Secretary Planning, Development & Monitoring, Rohit Kansal; Commissioner Secretary, Higher Education Sarita Chauhan; Commissioner Secretary GAD, Hilal Ahmad Parray and Secretary Education Rigzian Sampheal attended the meeting.

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