Bandipora: District Institute of Education and Training in north Kashmir’s Bandipora has been functioning without principal from last three years, thereby hampering its smooth functioning.
An official document accessed revealed that the Bandipora DIET is functioning without principal from December 2018 when the then principal was promoted to joint director’s post and since then no one has been appointed as its principal.
The details also suggest that around six Head of Department (HOD) posts and eight lecturer posts are vacant in DIET for the years.
A source said that the government has failed to fill up these vacancies, which ultimately hampers the smooth functioning of the institution.
“Though a principal was posted for DIET some three years back from Jammu but he refused to join and since then it is functioning without the principal. The smooth functioning of the DIET has been marred due to non-availability of the head of the institution,” the source privy to the development said.
The DIET is a nodal agency for providing academic and resource support at the grassroots level for the success of various strategies and programs undertaken in the areas of elementary and adult education.
Chief Education Officer Bandipora Javid Iqbal said that ever since he took charge in Bandipora, he has seen the DIET without principal. “Although I have informed the higher authorities about it many times but no one has been posted here yet,” he said.
Pertinently, the DIET Bandipora was established vide order no: 1343-GAD of 2007 Dated 20-11-2007 with a staff strength of 46 officials, 24 Gazetted and 22 Non-Gazetted.