ReT Regularisation For Higher Studies Delayed

SRINAGAR: The School Education Department has ordered the deferment of the regularisation process and recovery of salaries for Rehbar-e-Taleem (ReT) teachers who were simultaneously pursuing a regular graduation course while being in government service.

The Director of School Education Kashmir (DSEK) has stated that the settlement of the overlapping period of these ReT teachers has been approved based on the decision taken in a divisional level selection committee meeting and the approval from the administrative department.

DSEK mentioned that the regularisation date for these ReT teachers will be deferred by the overlapping period they spent pursuing a regular course while serving as Education Volunteers and ReTs. However, in cases where there are backlogs, the number of days taken for appearing in examinations will be considered as leave.

The DSEK also stated that the amount of honorarium and salary will be recovered, and the concerned Drawing and Disbursing Officer (DDO) will determine the specific amounts. The DDOs are responsible for initiating and ensuring the recovery of honorarium and salary in suitable installments for the overlapping or dual enrollment period.

Furthermore, the DSEK has ordered the DDO to provide a certificate confirming that the honorarium for the overlapping period and the salary for the regularisation period have been calculated and recovered from the ReT before their transition to Teacher Grade II.

The action taken report regarding this matter should be submitted to the DSEK’s office within a month from the date of issuing this order to proceed further.

A total of 138 teaching staff members, including 117 ReTs and 21 Education Volunteers, were affected by the overlapping period issue. It is worth mentioning that initially, those who were already graduates were promoted and transitioned to Teacher Grade II.

However, two types of ReTs were identified based on their enhanced qualifications during their service. The first category includes those who enhanced their degrees through distance or private mode, and they were granted post-facto sanction and transitioned to Teacher Grade II. The second category comprises those who enhanced their qualifications through regular mode. The cases of all such teachers were referred to administrative departments, which decided to award them Teacher Grade III initially, with a requirement to submit their cases for a case-by-case study of the overlapping period. (KNO)


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