No ZEOs in seven Education Zones in Pulwama


PULWAMA — Education Zones in southern Pulwama district are without permanent heads for last several months.

Greater Kashmir, while quoting a source, reported that almost all education zones in Pulwama district are without Zonal Education Officers (ZEOs) for last more than six months.

The report said that though the higher secondary school principals and the deputy education planning officers have been given the charge of these zones in addition to their own duties, the authorities have failed to post permanent ZEOs there.

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In Pulwama district, out of total 8 ZEOs, 7 are without permanent post. Except Pulwama zone, all seven zones including Tral, Lurgam, Pampore, Kakapora, Tahab, Shadimarg, Awantipora are without permanent posts.

The incharge ZEOs who otherwise are principals at various educational institutions complained that they are unable to perform double duties smoothly.

“Besides being principal when you are given additional charge, it always impacts your main duty,” said a school principal who wished not to be named. As per the data given out during a review meeting held by Director of School Education Kashmir last month, 31 zones of the State are without ZEOs. The important posts like chief education officers are also lying vacant in many districts.

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Officials at Directorate of School Education Kashmir said the matter will be resolved in coming days.

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