Puncturing the tall claim s of bringing transparency in the school education department, the education authorities in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district have allegedly recruited an incompetent aspirant for ReT post ignoring the deserving one. The document available with the Kashmir News Service (KNS) reveals that the education department has appointed incapable aspirants as ReT who have achieved less marks than other aspirants who have also enrolled their forms for the posts publicized by the authorities. According to the notification issued by the Chief Education Officer (CEO) Baramullah published in the local daily in which the authority is claiming to have appointed two aspirants as ReT and among the aspirants one having 10+2 qualification while another attained 722 marks out of 1800. A startling revelation came to fore through the documents provided by Muhammad Arif Khan who has secured 909 marks out of 1800 in B.Com and was left to lurch. “I also enrolled the form for the post but the department appointed the aspirants having less marks and less qualification than me but to my astonishment I have been dropped in the selection list. Being deserving and having been dropped shattered my all hopes,” he said. In this regard, the said aspirant has filed complaint before Zonal Education Officer (ZEO) Baramullah, CEO Baramulla, Directorate of School Education and Commissioner Secretary Education Secretariat Jammu and Srinagar on December 17, 2012. Earlier, the Sarpanch and other members of the Halqa 213 Shirpora Zone Chadoosa in district Baramullah in a written application to CEO on December 8, 2012 have requested him to notify them when ever any advertisement is issued with reference to the appointment of ReT teachers in the said Zone so that the aspirants don’t feel any discrepancies in the appointment process. However, the authorities didn’t pay heed over the request and issued the notification without informing the Halqa authorities. According to the official sources, Director of School Education, Shah Faisal ordered inquiry in this regard. “A team headed by Joint director was investigating the matter but soon after it, inquiry was stopped as the team head appointed by Shah Faisal was transferred by the officials thereby delay occurred in it,” sources said. Director School Education Kashmir, Shah Faisal while talking to KNS said that inquiry in the same case is in process. “We are looking into the matter and will come up with the conclusion soon,” Faisal said.
2015 Kashmir Despatch