Jammu & Kashmir

Shortage of teaching staff in schools will be addressed after rationalisation: DSEK

Students offer prayers during morning assembly in Kashmir school. [FPK File Photo]

Says already instructed all CEOs to provide actual posting of RRTs, RETs

Uri: Director of School Education Kashmir Tasaduq Hussain Mir has said the issue pertaining to the shortage of teaching staff in Uri will be addressed soon after rationalisation as his office has already directed all CEOs to provide actual posting of RRTs and RETs.

Mir said that they are going to launch an annual transfer drive in which the soft, hard and very hard zone categories and eligible staff will be posted as per the set protocol.

He said the shortage of teaching staff in Uri schools would be addressed by or before the month of April. “I have already directed all CEOs to provide actual posting of RRTs, RETs and we are going to rationalize them on the basis of enrolment of their sanctioned posts”, he said.

He further said a new enrollment drive was being started for children across ten districts of Kashmir and the purpose of his visit to Uri was to assess the educational facilities with children having only government schools to get their study from.

“Last year we saw 1,18,000 new enrollments of children in Kashmir, but this year we are trying to increase it and this year our target is also to enroll dropouts and specially-abled students so that no one in society is deprived from education”, he said adding their goal is inclusive education.

As per sources, around 300 RRTs from four educational zones of Uri, including Uri, Jullha, Chandwari and Boniyar, have been deployed by the department to other desirable places instead of their actual place of posting in which around 50 teachers have been attached to outside their educational zone due to which there is a severe shortage of teaching staff in schools in remote areas of Uri.

The department has appointed a single teacher in each primary school of Hathalanga, Sohura, Khatein, Torali, Mothal, Chrunda, Batar, Lajdi Boniyar, Korali Boniyar, Maidan Boniyar and Bankhod Boniyar, due to which students have been severely affected. (GNS)

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