Srinagar: The School Education Department Friday said some Chief Education Officer’s (CEO’s) and in-charge officers were sanctioning Government Provident Funds (GPF) advances in respect of Central Services Rules while they were supposed to sanction it only from ordinary GPF advances.
The department ordered the officers not to sanction any GPF advance in contravention to the rules already conveyed in circular issued in 2020.
According to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), Directorate School Education Kashmir (DSEK) in an circular regarding implementation of GPF (Central Services Rules), 1960 have said , “With the implementation of GPF Central Services Rules, 1960 and the delegation of financial powers, the (CEO’s) principals, ZEO’s and Headmasters were to sanction only ordinary GPF advances.”
“But is has been noticed that some Chief Education Officers, Principals, Zonal Education Officers and Headmasters are issuing GPF sanctions and orders against the rules which needs to be stopped immediately,” it reads.
Chief Accounts Officer DSEK in the circular said that it is impressed upon all Chief Education Officers, Principals, Zonal Education Officers and Headmasters not to sanction any GPF advance in contravention to the rules already conveyed in circular issued in 2020.
“Further the Chief Education Officers are enjoined to carefully examine the cases for eligibility at their level before submitting to Directorate of School Education (DSEK) with correct particulars, to avoid unnecessary delay in finalization of cases,” he said—(KNO)