By: Ishtiyaq Ahmad
Srinagar: Authorities said there won’t be any recruitment in the Education Department till teachers recruited under SSA, RMSA schemes are absorbed in regular cadre in Jammu and Kashmir.
“As of now no recruitment is being made in the education department. There are teachers who have been recruited under SSA and RMSA. These schemes have been stopped. So we have to absorb these teachers and non-teaching staff recruited under SSA and RMSA in the regular cadre,” Director School Education Department Kashmir Tasaduq Hussain Mir said.
In 2018, the government decided that RReTs will transition into teachers as procedure laid down in the Action Plan.
The Action Plan had envisage formal merger of 526 posts of Headmasters and 3132 posts of Subject Specific Masters created under RMSA with Headmasters and Masters in the School Education Department, conversion/Up-gradation of existing 4522 direct quota vacant non-teaching posts in different categories as Teachers, creation of 28,363 supernumerary posts of Teachers with the stipulation that these supernumerary posts shall subsist till completion of appointment/transition of eligible RReTs as regular teachers, and thereafter shall cease to exist on the adjustment if these supernumerary posts against normally arising vacancies.
The School Education Department was authorized as a one time exception to fill certain vacant posts of lecturers by promotion of eligible PG Teachers/Masters in the relevant disciplines to enable utilization of the resultant vacancies of teachers for appointment/transition of RReTs as Teachers.
The School Education Department was also granted a one-time exemption for making regularization/confirmation/ promotion of the officers (backlog and fresh) in respect of each gazetted category without referring the cases to the JKPSC/DPC.
Over the years, School Education department has been facing immense difficulties due to multiple cadres of teachers, requirement of additional funds to meet out salary of both SSA and RMSA teaching faculty and a host of other related issues, which were directly or indirectly impacting upon the quality of education in Government run schools and leading to avoidable chaos and confusion among the teaching fraternity. (KINS)