Govt relieves teachers of School Edu deptt from COVID-19 duties

Srinagar Mar 10: Following the reopening of schools in Kashmir, Srinagar district administration Wednesday relieved teachers of the School Education department who were assisting the government in COVID-19 mitigation work.Deputy Commissioner (DC) Srinagar, Shahid Iqbal Choudhary said that under Disaster Management Act, 2005, teachers of School Education department were deployed for assisting in COVID-19 mitigation efforts in district Srinagar under various orders issued by the administration.Choudhary in the order said, “Schools operating in district Srinagar have partially resumed their regular class work and shall be fully functional in coming days. Keeping in view the requirement of teaching staff in the schools, it is hereby ordered that all the teachers of the school Education department currently discharging their duties for COVID-19 mitigation shall be deemed to be relieved with immediate effect, with the directions to report back at their original places of posting.”He said that the concerned DDOs shall obtain duty slips, attendance from these teachers before releasing their salaries.In April-2020, the then Principal Secretary to government for School Education Department, Asgar Samoon had said the government will utilize nearly 2,000 teachers from all districts of Jammu and Kashmir for assistance of administration in Coronavirus management.Besides teachers, the government had said that the committee constituted in assisting administration will also depute district programmers and two data entry operators too for the job.

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