CORRUPTION, FAVOURITSM RULES EDUCATION DEPARTMENT IN J&K

 ReT’s/RRT’s posts are school specified and they cannot be transferred from actual place of posting even after their regularization”

·          In District Ganderbal which is also the home constituency of our Honorable Chief Minister, in 4 zones namely Ganderbal, Tulamulla, Kangan and Hariganwan there are total 39 CPRs and ZRPs which include only 11 General Line teachers and  27 RRTs out of which 17 are repeaters violating all rules and norms.

·          In District Reasi of Jammu Division Eleven (11) ReT, RRT and 3Rd Teachers out of total Forty Eight (48) ZRP/CRPs are working in SSA as CRP/ZRP as per the order no CEO/Rsi/SSA/2012-13/7681-87 dated 21/08/2012 of CEO Reasi.

·          In Kupwara district, 7 out of 10 in zone Villagam, 6 out of 10 in Zone Tregam, 8 out of 10 in Zone Rajwara and 8 out of 8 in Zone Chamkote are RRTs.

    In Anantnag district there are 52 RRTs and 22 Repeaters who are working in SSA as DRG/ZRP/CRP.

The slogan of SSA “All Learn – All Grow” is somewhere deeply frozen nearby the  chilly glaciers of Leh.

 ·         In Leh district, 19 teachers out of which 6 are 3Rd teachers, 8 are RRT  ReTs 4 are RRTs who are deployed or attached to some other posts and are not working on their actual place of posting.  Out of these 19 ReT/RRT/3Rd teachers only 4 teachers are deployed on need basis while 15 teachers are deployed because of the closure of the school.

 ·         A 3Rd teacher is appointed in a school where the enrolment is increased on the need basis then how he can be deployed or attached to some other institution on need basis.

 ·          When we checked the record of these schools, we came to know that the Primary School UMLA which is established in 1975 has an enrolment of 2 to 5 students from the year 2008 to 2011-12 with two teachers. Similarly the primary school FOTOLALOK which is established in 1981 has the enrolment of 5 to 10 students only with three teachers. The data of these two schools has been obtained from the DISE. Out of these two schools PS UMLA is now closed and the teachers working in this PS have been deployed/attached/transferred to PS FOTOLALOK having and enrolment of 5 – 10 students.

 

By AJMER ALAM WANI  (With inputs from DHRUV and SHAHAAB HAIDER)

JAMMU: When it comes to flouting the set norms and rules, the Education Department in Jammu and Kashmir has done sufficient to prove it. But it is unfortunate that for the people in same profession different yardsticks have been adopted to give favour to influential and blue eyed while those dedicated and honest in their profession have to suffer for everything.

Continuing with the reports on education policies for Rehbar-e-Taleem  (ReT), Regularized Rehbar-e-Taleem Teachers (ReRT) right from the opening of the new schools, their appointments as 3Rd teacher, ReT, RRT, their regularization, their appointments in SSA and the transfer of ReT/RRTs, JK MONITOR is continuing  disclosing with the data of few districts here today.

Stepwise figures of all the districts will be published for the general public so they can make their view points about the prevailing education system. Our motive to publish these reports is only an effort to create public awareness and campaign so the derailed Education System in Jammu and Kashmir can be streamlined.

First of all we start with the appointment of ReT and RRTs in Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA)  as Zonal Resource Person or Cluster Resource Person. As per Ex Director School Education, Kashmir, Mrs Shagufta Parveen, “ ReT’s/RRT’s posts are school specified and they cannot be transferred from actual place of posting even after their regularization” (Published in a leading English daily Dated 29/03/2012). Also by Director School Education ,Jammu, to all Chief Education Officers of Jammu Division  vide their order No DSEJ/1104-24 dated 28/08/2012 it was mentioned that “Teaching personals appointed as ReT/Regularized ReT/Repeaters/3Rd teachers  shall not be allowed to take up the new assignment as ZRP/CRP……. ReT/Regularized ReT/Repeaters/3Rd Teacher should not be included in the list” of ZRP/CRP. These rules and laws were framed for the ReT/RRT to benefit the students. In spite of the clear cut orders and directions from the higher authorities many blue eyed ReT/RRT and even 3rd Teachers have managed to make entry in SSA leaving their schools and violating the norms for the engagement in SSA.

In District Ganderbal which is also the home constituency of our Honourable Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah, as per letter number CEO/Gbl/RTI/12/3758  Dated 17/10/2012 of CEO Ganderbal to DSEK, in four zones namely Ganderbal, Tulamulla, Kangan and Hariganwan there are total 39 CPRs and ZRPs which include only 11 General Line teachers and  27 RRTs out of which 17 are repeaters and hence violating all rules and norms.

Similarly in District Reasi of Jammu Division Eleven (11) ReT, RRT and 3Rd Teachers out of total  Forty Eight (48) ZRP/CRPs are working in SSA as CRP/ZRP as per the Letter No CEO/Rsi/SSA/2012-13/7681-87 dated 21/08/2012 of CEO Reasi.

As per letter no Estt/RTI/F-186/16378 dated 26-10-2012 by CEO Kupwara to director School Education kASHMIR, In district Kupwara , 7 out of 10 in zone Villagam, 6 out of 10 in Zone Tregam, 8 out of 10 in Zone Rajwara and 8 out of 8 in Zone Chamkote are RRT’s. Beside this as per letter no CEO/A/plg/39/22745 -46/12 Dated 3/09/2012 to DSEK in District Anantnag there are 52 RRT and 22 Repeaters who are working in SSA as DRG/ZRP/CRP.

This is the data of only few ZONEs  of the some districts of Jammu and Kashmir  and almost in every district,  only blue eyed have managed their  transfers, deployments and attachments in SSA. Since the order says that Rehbar-e-Taleem, RRT, 3Rd teacher even a General Line teacher who is repeater cannot be engaged in SSA for the job of CRP or ZRP but ignoring all such directions from higher authorities they not only managed to be a part SSA as CRP/ZRPs but also are working as repeaters SSA while others who do not have any political or bureaucratic support are not allowed to work in SSA.

Orders says that ReT/RRT/3Rd Teacher and repeaters should not be engaged in SSA but almost in every zone of each and every district of the J&K state,  there are ReT/RRT/3Rd Teachers as well as repeaters. If they were to be engaged in SSA then what is the fun of such orders and directions from the higher authorities.

At many places in J&K, schools were opened to get appointed blue eyed people as ReT or 3Rd Teacher and soon after getting appointed these schools become defunct due to the non seriousness of the department and higher authorities.

Now first of all we take the example of District Leh. Leh district is  in the upper reach of J&K with an area of 44000 Sq KM with a population of 1,17,637.Leh is a well recognized portion of our state where the temperature may fall even upto Minus 300 C and in this extreme cold the people resides their making great fight with the nature to sustain. 

There are approximately 369 educational institutions out of which 6 are central government i.e KV or JNV, 68 are Private/others and rest 295 are schools of state governments of department of education. These 369 schools include 184 Primary, 136 Middle and 49 High schools. As per the population survey literacy rate is 62.24 % in Leh and when we compare the present educational scenario and the system of imparting education in the area where most of the primary schools are closed and left which on paper are functional but in the near future may get closed if the policy makers proceeds as they are proceeding, it strikes in thr mind if every educated person that weather the literacy rate is genuine of fabricated.

Mostly children from the average or middle class families  are forced to study in an government institution and in Leh Education system is failing despite of the facts that government under the flagship program of SSA is practically spending more than on any another sector and yet our returns on investment is disturbingly inadequate.

The students’ score lag behind those of their peers of other districts of J&K. They are moving out of their districts towards Jammu or Srinagar even in other districts or parts of the country to continue their studies because of the non availability of facilities.

In District Leh, 19 teachers out of which 6 are 3Rd teachers, 8 are RRT  ReTs 4 are RRTs who are deployed or attached to some other posts and are not working on their actual place of posting. Out of these 19 ReT/RRT/3Rd teachers only 4 teachers are deployed on need basis while 15 teachers are deployed because of the closure of the school. When we checked the record of these schools, we came to know that the Primary School UMLA which is established in 1975 has an enrolment of 2 to 5 students from the year 2008 to 2011-12 with two teachers. Similarly the primary school FOTOLALOK which is established in 1981 has the enrolment of 5 to 10 students only with three teachers. The data of these two schools has been obtained from the DISE.

Out of these two schools PS UMLA is now closed and the teachers working in this PS have been deployed/attached/transferred to PS FOTOLALOK having and enrolment of 5 – 10 students. It looks like that lack of will and efforts are there and no proper policy is applied to bring the students to the school.

A 3Rd teacher is appointed in a school where the enrolment is increased on the need basis then how he can be deployed or attached to some other institution on need basis. Who will look after the students for whom he was appointed? Moreover the data of Leh shows that are deployed because of the closure of the school. If the enrolment of the school was thick then why these 3RD teachers were being appointed and then after closure of school they were attached or deployed to some other schools. The deployments of these ReT, RRTs from their actual place of posting directly affect the children studying in these government institutions.

A complete list of ReT and RRT of LEH is provided below and in coming stories we will also disclose the information of other districts also. From the data mentioned below it can be clearly seen that most of ReT/RRT and even four 3Rd Teachers deployed because of the closure of the schools. If the candidates were appointed for these schools and these are closed then how they work in other schools and on whose posts their salary is withdrawn if the schools are not functional and are closed.

From the above described , it clearly indicates that the SSA Funds have been  completely misused and the motto of SSA flagship program has been moulded to cherish the whims and wishes of political bosses  and to please working  administration. It is nothing but just adding more infrastructure, new schools, class rooms, and resource centers, to recruit new teachers as per the direction of the bosses and it has nothing to do with the policy and main aim of Sarva Shiksha Abiyan. The slogan of SSA “All Learn – All Grow” is somewhere deeply frozen nearby the  chilly glaciers of Leh and the key to run and the baton of spreading education and creative and elite environment went in the hands of destroyers.

We must however ask, what is the state of this state education system that SSA expanded and what we reap in future.

In Leh, the prevailing education system reflects the mindset that when you fail, do more of the same and increase in the magnitude would convert the failure into success which is practically nothing but a suicide. There should be proper planning and identification for the opening of new schools in a way so that the future of children residing in the remotest villages of Leh having no financial access to educate their wards in Jammu/Srinagar may got saved and the slogan of SSA i.e “All Learn – All Grow” may receive its meanings in a meaningful way.

Soon we will be publishing the name of the ReT/RRT and General Line Teachers and other employees of Department of Education who are either attached , deployed even transferred from their actual place of posting and are placed in other zones, Districts and even Division of their comfort .

Keeping in view these details, isn’t it the injustice with the other employees, as well as the poor children, who don’t have any political access or bureaucratic support. If rules and laws are made for all then why they are not implemented in letter and spirit and why only weaker section who does not have any political and bureaucratic access are forced to obey the rules and laws framed by the department or the  government. Doesn’t these rules and laws should either be followed strictly or must be amended or abolished? Our aim is not to target any individual rather it is an effort to streamline the system of education in our state.

 

ZONE – LEH

S.No

Name of The Employee

Designation

Zone

Actual Place of Posting

Present Place Of Posting

Date of Deployment/transfer

Reason of Deployment/Attachment

REMARKS

SCHOOL

SCHOOL

1

Dawa tsering

RRT

LEH

PS Chokdo Shang

PS Bogdang Lungba

9/5/2012

School Closed

INFORMATION  OBTAINED  FROM  CEO  LEH  VIDE  THEIR LETTER  NUMBER  RTI/14075 DATED 7/11/2012

2

Padma Yangzom

RRT

LEH

PS Sumda Chuntse

PS Chilling

9/5/2012

School Closed

3

Yangchan Dolma

RRT

LEH

PS Skampari

MS Skalzangling

9/5/2012

School Closed

4

Chuskit Dolma

RRT

LEH

PS Chokdo Shang

PS Nakdang Shang

9/5/2012

School Closed

5

Yangchan Dolma

3RD Tr

LEH

PS Chilling

GMS Nimoo

25/8/2012

Need Basis

6

Sonam Dolma

RRT

LEH

PS Sumda Chenmo

PS Tarutse Likir

N.A

School Closed

7