Srinagar, Aug 16: An important meeting of leaders of various teaching and officers of Education Department was held at Central Office of Employees Joint Action committee under the chair of President EJAC Ab Qayoom Wani.
The leaders of College teachers association Headed by Prof Tariq Ashai, +2 Lecturers Forum Headed by Dr Manzoor Ahmad and Jammu and Kashmir Teachers Forum were present in the meeting.
In the meeting all the leaders showed strong resentment and anguish over the induction of KAS officer as Secretary BOSE.
The leaders in one voice termed the induction of KAS officer as Secretary BOSE as onslaught on the honour, respect and dignity of the officials and academicians working in the Education Department.
President EJAC Ab Qayoom Wani said that the Government should have posted any officer from the Education department because BOSE and Education Department are linked with each other to run the academics, examination and other activities related to student and teaching fraternity. It needs an academician to hold such an important post. By inducting a non academic officer in BOSE tells upon the volumes and seriousness of the Government towards Education Department.
Wani said that we are not against KAS officers, as they are our future but adjusting them on academic posts is totally injustice with the officials working in Education Department.
He said that the officers of Education Department need encouragement, empowerment and ownership to run the Department smoothly whether it is BOSE, School Education or Higher education.
EJAC President and all the leaders present in the meeting urged upon Governor of the state N. N. Vohra, advisors Khurshid Ahmad Ganie, B B Viyas, Chief Secretary of state B V Subramaniyam, Secretary School Education Rigzin Sampheal to revoke the order of posting KAS officer in BOSE to restore the promotional benefits and honour of the officers of the Education Department, otherwise the leaders of various organisations of School Education, Higher Education along with BOSE will be compelled to Protest against the order. (KNS)