For Commissioner / Secretary Higher Education, Influential Associate Professors are important and not government rules; Brazen violation of Transfer Policy
(POONCH TODAY NEWS)
JAMMU: Exclusive reported by “POONCH TODAY” time and again that there is a total mess in Higher Education Department where those Assistant and Associate Professors who belong to families of bureaucrats and influential persons of J&K UT are calling the shots in the department as far as their prime postings are concerned. Those Assistant and Associate Professors with no political back are bound to perform their duties in far flung areas and after completing their tenure, no body is ready to give them another posting within Jammu. Many Associate Professors while talking to “POONCH TODAY” pleading anonymity, said, “Those having strong back and those offering money to high ups can get choicest postings within city colleges. Our Commissioner/Secretary is giving preference to Influential persons only, reason best know to him. Even those influential persons who were serving in one of the city colleges, transferred few days back to another college within city and it shows that strong backing people can do anything but those having no back are forced to serve outside or in far flung areas.” Even few Associate Professors with doubtful credentials were also transferred within city colleges, because they were having strong political links, sources said. Earlier, Chief Secretary, few days back directed all department to follow transfer policy strictly and acting on that, Commissioner / Secretary Higher Education issued transfer order of few Assistant and Associate Professors, but some of them were transferred within Jammu city from one college to another. Some of them are not willing to join their new postings and are imposing their will. The horrible state of affairs in Higher Education Department shows that Commissioners/ Secretary has taken everything for granted, least bothering about much talked about government’s transfer policy. Even some staff members were seen modifying their transfer order the same day due to hand in glove relation with those in power, thereby raising alarm bells over the state of affairs in Higher Education Department. The terrible situation in Higher Education Department shows that there are different set of rules for Influentially strong and Influentially weak staff members. Strong Associate Professors are enjoying prime postings and weak ones are forced to serve in far flung areas, thanks to violation of government rules from the office of Commissioner /Secretary Higher Education.