Jammu, Feb 20: Press Secretary Jammu & Kashmir Lecturers Forum Mir Fayaz said that central Executive members of Jammu and Kashmir lecturers Forum, headed by president Deepak Sharma and Bashir Ahmad Mir called on worthy Secretary Education Farooq Ahmad Shah at civil Secretariat Jammu.
The delegation presented a comprehensive proposal for Running Grade duly recommended by both Director School Education Kashmir and Jammu before the secretary. Secretary Education gave on spot instructions to the concerned for preparing the draft required for submission to finance department.
While highlighting the issue of confirmation of officers of education department the delegation pressed for early settlement of the issue.
The secretary education assured the delegation that Government is mulling to confirm the services of all In-charge officers of school education, Lecturers, principals, JDs, ZEOs and Headmasters up to 31st December 2017 and necessary preparations to this effect are in final stage.
The delegation expressed deep concern over the recent suspensions/penalties of lectures and HOIs caused due to low achievement of students. The delegation briefed the secretary that while placing these orders the allied requirements necessary for a student to perform were not taken into consideration, thereby making some dedicated and competent teachers and HOIs as scapegoat. The delegation requested secretary for constitution of committees for in-depth assessment on individual basis so that the justice is assured. The secretary assured the delegation that necessary instructions to this effect shall be placed within some days.
Meanwhile the forum had a brief meeting with the special secretary to Minister for Education and it was resolved that this year’s lecturer day shall be observed on March 26th 2018 and a grand function to this effect shall be organized at Jammu with Minister for Education Syed Mohammed Altaf Bukhari as Chief Guest.
The other members of the delegation were Mir Fayaz, N S Janmwal, Anil Kumar, Sanjay Kumar, S Charandas, R S Salithiya, Haji Altaf Hussian Sofi, Haji M Amin Shah, Imtiyaz Ahmad kazmi, A R Giri, Ashok Kumar Sharma, Sanjay Baghat and Surinder Singh Balwant. After that a short meeting of forum was convened in which the members pray for immediate recovery of the father of Dr Manzoor President J &K lecturers forum admitted in SKIMS Srinagar due to severe chest pain. (KNS)