SRINAGAR — The Government of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday ordered for creation of 1083 posts of teacher Grade-II and Grade-III for Ladakh besides it also approved the creation of 104 gazetted and 382 non-gazetted posts for transfer to the Union Territory.
In an order, the General Administration Department (GAD) has said that the posts were created and transferred to Ladakh in the apportionment of assets, liabilities, and posts of the erstwhile State of Jammu and Kashmir between the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir and Union Territory of Ladakh that has been notified in October 2020.
According to the news agency KNO, GAD has said, “SO 339 of October 2020 provides for a detailed listing of additional 325 Gazetted and 3000 Non-Gazetted posts from the overall strength of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir to the Union territory of Ladakh.”
“In 2021, the School Education Department has transferred 1284 Non-Gazetted posts including 1083 supernumerary posts of Teacher Grade-II and Grade-III, to the Union Territory of Ladakh and after considering the list of posts provided by the Union Territory of Ladakh, 1756 additional posts including 221 Gazetted and 1535 Non-Gazetted were transferred to Union Territory of Ladakh,” it reads.
The J&K Government also said, “General Administration Department of Union Territory of Ladakh in 2021 shared revised list of additional 104 Gazetted and 382 Non-Gazetted posts for a detailed listing and also requested to transfer regular 1083 Teacher Grade-II and Grade-III posts instead of supernumerary posts.”
It said that the JKGAD was further intimated that if the posts were not available in a particular department, the posts from other departments with similar nomenclature and pay levels shall be considered and if no such posts are available, then posts of similar pay levels may be apportioned to Union Territory of Ladakh.
The government said that a high-level meeting held under the chairmanship of Union Home Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India was held on November 16, 2022, and it was decided that the Government of Jammu and Kashmir shall get the remaining posts created including the 1083 supernumerary posts of Teacher Grade-II and Grade-III and list the same for transfer to Union Territory of Ladakh.
“The Finance Department has conveyed concurrence to the creation of 486 posts including 104 Gazetted and 382 Non-Gazetted for transfer and listing in favour of the UT of Ladakh in terms of S0 339 and accordingly, the Administrative Council in January 2023 has approved the creation of 104 Gazetted and 382 Non-Gazetted and 1083 substantive posts of teachers for transfer to the UT of Ladakh in terms of SO 339,” it reads.
JKGAD also said, “Now therefore, the sanction is accorded to the creation of 104 Gazetted and 382 Non-Gazetted posts in the pay levels indicated for transfer to the UT of Ladakh. Further, the sanction is also accorded to the creation of 1083 posts of Teacher Grade-II and Grade-III in applicable pay levels as per the relevant recruitment rules for transfer to UT of Ladakh with immediate effect.”