J&K School Education Department proposes JKPSC-administered departmental exams for promotions

SRINAGAR — In a major development, the School Education Department has proposed to conduct departmental examinations through the Jammu and Kashmir Public Service Commission (JKPSC) to promote its employees.

Besides, the department has also proposed that the Jammu and Kashmir State Council of Educational Research and Training (JKSCERT) will set the syllabus for the departmental examination.

According to the news agency KNO, the department in a communique has said, “For promotion purposes, in addition to B.Ed, a limited departmental examination is proposed to be conducted by JKPSC and JKSCERT shall prepare the syllabus.”

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Stating other proposed changes that a B.Ed degree has been added to the existing qualification of existing PG only as per NCTE guidelines.

“For fixing the seniority of a candidate, the date of passing higher qualification required for acquiring full eligibility for promotion be taken as the date of inclusion in seniority in addition to the date of appointment,” it reads.

The communiqué further states that the introduction of the post of Vice Principal equivalent to the number of the principals at HSS from the existing sanctioned strength of senior lecturers without any financial implications.

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