Srinagar: In a major development, the government has regularized more than 646 officials of School Education Department who were posted as In-charge principals at various schools.
Administrative Secretary to government for School Education Department, B K Singh said that among the total regularized officials of the department who were posted in different schools and were acting as In-charge principals include senior lecturers and Zonal Education Officers (ZEOs).
The news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) has leant that Singh said that the orders were issued on the recommendations of the Departmental Promotion Committee (DPC) constituted in 2019.
Meanwhile, an order was also issued in this regard reading, “Sanction is accorded to the regularization of In-charge principal, senior lecturers and ZEOs as principals and equivalent in School Education Department.”
Singh said that the regularization is without prejudice to the outcome of any writ petition pending in any competent courts of law or any case pending in vigilance or Crime Branch department.
Stating the conditions of regularization, the orders read that the selected principals who also act as Drawing and Disbursing Officers (DDO) shall take an undertaking from the concerned officer.
“The undertaking shall be in a shape of an affidavit duly attested by the Class-1 magistrate to the effect that if their service particulars, PG Certificate is found fake, forged, tempered or issued by un-recognized University or the course is proved as un-recognized at a later stage, they shall have no claim for the regularization and the regularization order issued in his/her favour be treated as cancelled Ab-initio without further notice,” it reads.
It also states that the DDOs concerned will obtain LPC and other related details from the respective DDOs of their parent offices before fixing the pay of these officers in the relevant pay scales as revised from time to time—(KNO)