|G S Asgotra|
Early Times Report
Jammu, May 19: Following the footsteps of its predecessor, the incumbent Directorate of School Education, Jammu has surprisingly been silent over the issue of overstay of principal in different Higher Secondary Schools of Rajouri.
Sources in Education Department informed Early Times that there are four influential principals who have close proximity with politicians, have been enjoying overstaying in Higher Secondary Schools since long times whereas dozens of In-charged principals having no political lineages are attached in Directorate of School Education, Jammu for last two years. "One such overstay of Mohammed Farooq Lone, Principal of Higher Secondary School, Kakora who has been holding the school's chair from February, 2011, followed by Mohammed Javed, posted at Higher Secondary School, Dandkote for last six years and nobody in the Directorate of School Education Jammu (DSEJ) dares their overstaying posting", said sources in DSEJ while wishing anonymity. Another one is Surinder Sharma, deputed as Principal in Higher Secondary School, Tar
ath of Rajouri, has been overstaying for last four years, the reasons best known to authority concerned why it has so lenient towards them. "However as per transfer policy, the maximum tenure of the posting in the school should have two years and nobody in the School Education Department to adhere the transfer policy", sources added. One more principal, Arunesh Sharma joined the Higher Secondary School, Manjakote in 2009 as principal then he was never transferred by Directorate School Education Department so far, said sources. Sources further said, "The callousness of the department could be gauged from this fact that since these principals had been holding the chairs in respective schools, the academic result of the schools remain below fifty percent", sources said.
The School Education Department has been accused of pursuing a discriminatory transfer policy. Three principals have been enjoying overstay.
These are few cases of overstaying within district or in few kilometers of distance from their previous postings but there are over one dozen in-charge Principals, who have been sitting idle in DSEJ for many years and running pillar to post to get posting but nobody in the administration seems bothered towards them.