The government has appointed in-charge Drawing and Disbursing Officer’s (DDOs) at various places of Jammu and Kashmir in absence of full time concerned executive officers of School Education Department.
According to the order of School Education Department, the government has appointed five in-charges officers as DDO’s that are also holding other positions in the department.
Commissioner Secretary to government for School Education Department, Hirdesh Kumar Singh in the order has said that the Principal of Government Higher Secondary School Sumbal (GHSS) Sumbal Bandipora will hold charge of DDO in GHSS Shadipora Bandipora.
The order states that the Principal of GHSS Khaitangan Baramulla will hold the DDO charge in GHSS Singhpora Kalan Baramulla till the regular heads are posted.
Similarly, the Principal of Boys Higher Secondary School (BHSS) Muqam Handwanpora Kupwara has been asked to join as the in-charge DDO to GHSS Haril Mawar Kupwara. Deputy Chief Education Officer (CEO) of south Kashmir’s Shopian district has been ordered to take charge as DDO in the GHSS T.Wangam Shopian.
From Jammu division, the government has ordered principal GHSS Chanunta Udhampur to operate as the DDO of GHSS Kasuri Udhampur till the in-charge Principal Nishu Verma resumes her duty after completion of leave.
Earlier, the employees of education department in frontier district Kupwara said they were not getting their salaries in absence of Chief Education Officer (CEO) who holds the charges of DDO.
In the meantime, the officials of the department told Rising Kashmir that there were different groups of teaching and non-teaching staff that had not received their salaries from past many months.
“One group of Rehbar-e-Taleem (ReT) teachers had not received their salaries from past eight months. Head teachers have not also received their salaries from past four months,” they said.
Officials of the education department said there are more than 10,000 teaching and non-teaching staff in Kupwara district out of which nearly 8500 is of teaching and 1500 of non-teaching staff.