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J&K withholds increment of 350 lecturers for poor results

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    Jammu and Kashmir
    Jammu, Feb 27: The Jammu and Kashmir government has withheld the periodic increment of 350 lecturers, including principals and headmasters in Jammu division, holding them responsible for the poor academic results during the last session.

    Sources in Education Department informed the department is also contemplating pre-mature retirement of 'habitual non-performers' who have repeatedly failed to bring the minimum desired results of 20 per cent.

    The sources said the action of fixing responsibility for the poor performance in state owned educational institutes has been taken by the Education Department on the instructions of Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad, who also holds the Education portfolio.

    Holding, the teachers accountable for the poor results in their respective subjects in Higher Secondary (Part II) examinations during the year 2004-05, the department has withheld the periodic increment of 105 lecturers.

    Similar action has already been taken by the department against 92 principals of Government Higher Secondary Schools and 153 headmasters of government schools.

    The data furnished to the Directorate of School Education by the Chief Education Officers (CEOs) of different districts in the division, following directions to take action against the lecturers who registered 0 to 20 percent result, says that fifty two lecturers had delivered zero per cent result in the subject which they taught.

    The sources added that this is the preliminary list of ''careless'' lecturers who have been penalised and their number is likely to increase with more inputs from the districts.

    According to the list, the periodic increment of 26 lecturers from Jammu, 20 in Kathua, 20 in Poonch, 22 in Udhampur, 12 in Rajouri and 5 in Doda district have been withheld. Among these, over 50 lecturers -- 10 in Kathua, 9 in Poonch, 8 in Jammu, 3 in Doda, 8 in Rajouri and 13 in Udhampur -- have registered zero per cent result.

    UNI 

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