Govt removes Kathua CEO for transferring teachers despite ban


Jammu, May 11: The Jammu and Kashmir government has removed and attached a chief education officer (CEO) to the Kathua DC office for allegedly transferring teachers despite a ban on such transfers, an official said today.
Transfer and posting of teachers was banned by the state government through an order issued by the state education department on April 4, an official spokesman said.
On the directions of the School Education Minister, the CEO was removed from his post and attached to the office of the deputy commissioner (DC) with immediate effect yesterday, he said.
The charge of CEO has been assigned to the district education and planning officer, till suitable arrangements are made, he said.
Taking serious note of reported transfer, posting and attachments made by the CEO in the mid-session despite a ban on such transfers, DC Rohit Khajuria inspected the CEO office, the spokesman said.
The DC found that that the working of the CEO was not in conformity with procedures, he said.
“All the transfers, postings and attachments made by the CEO in the recent past stand cancelled,” the spokesman said.
Several deputations had apprised the DC of transfer of teachers by the CEO from far-flung areas like Bani, Malhar, Macheedi during the mid-session.
The deputations had alleged that it had adversely impacted students.
The spokesperson said that a detailed report has been sought from the in-charge CEO with documents, which will be submitted to the Jammu and Kashmir government.