Jammu & Kashmir

DSEK to verify academic credentials of school teachers

A teacher invigilator inspects during board exams in Anantnag district of south Kashmir. [FPK File Photo]

Srinagar: The Directorate of School Education Kashmir (DSEK) has sought verification of the academic credentials of the teachers and Masters whose names figure in the seniority list for their promotions in various subjects.

The DSEK has written to all the Chief Education Officers (CEOs) to furnish the verification reports of the teachers and masters who figure in the seniority list in Physics, Chemistry, Zoology, Political Science and Commerce.

“The Administrative Department has issued the seniority lists of PG Masters and Teachers in the disciplines of Physics, Chemistry, Zoology, Pol-Science and Commerce You are as such, requested to verify the service particulars of all the incumbents figuring in the seniority lists and furnish the verification report to the directorate,” the communication reads.

The CEOs have been asked to furnish the verification report appointment order, Promotion order copy as Master, Confirmation order copy as Master (if any), copy of date of Birth and copies of Graduation, post-graduation marks card cum degree certificates.

“Verification of PG degrees and copy of permission and copy of leave statement acquired by the candidates should be submitted to the directorate as well,” it reads.

As per the communication, the CEOs have been asked to submit the requisite information to the directorate by or before January 28 of 2023.

Notably, the issue about the verification of degree certificates started after 72 in-charge lecturers in Environmental Science subjects were reverted to teacher posts.

The SED started the verification of degree certificates in a science discipline to verify the validity of the postgraduate degrees obtained by the teachers.

The department is ascertaining authentication of the degree certificates if the degrees fulfill the requirements as mentioned in circular number 940 of the General Administration Department (GAD).

The SED earlier started verification of Post Graduation (PG) degrees obtained by the in-service teachers and Masters in different subjects.

In this regard, a list of 1574 masters holding PG degrees was sent to the respective directorates of Jammu and Kashmir for the verification of their degrees.

These include 504 Masters who have obtained their PG degree in Mathematics subject, 860 Masters who have obtained their PG degree in Zoology, and 210 Masters who have obtained their degree in Botany subject. (KNO)


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