The State Administrative Council (SAC) which met on Friday under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik accorded sanction to the temporary re-hiring of willing eligible Lecturers who have already rendered their services during the last academic year 2018-19, purely on academic arrangement basis for the academic session 2019 from 11.03.2019 to 30.06.2019, subject to the fulfilment of the conditions attendant to such engagements as per relevant recruitment rules.
The decision has been taken to ensure continuity in academic activities in the Higher Secondary Schools and in the larger interest of the student community. While the academic session in Kashmir division is due to commence from March 11 2019, the same is due to commence in Jammu division from April 2019.
The academic arrangement has also become inevitable in view of up-gradation of 200 additional schools to Higher Secondary Schools along with the creation of 2200 posts which are to be utilized for promotion as one-time relaxation in keeping with the SAC decision for conversion of ReTs/RRETs as Teachers Grade-II.
The School Education Department has authorized Director School Education Jammu/Kashmir for engagement of Lecturers on academic arrangement basis for the session-2019. However, in view of the ensuing elections coupled with the likely enforcement of Model Code of Conduct by the Election Commission of India in coming days, the process for engagement of Lecturers is likely to take some more time.
Every year the School Education Department engages teachers/lecturers purely on academic arrangement basis in various Higher Secondary Schools to overcome the shortage of teaching staff.
SAC in its meeting held on 14.11.2018, had approved re-hiring of willing teachers and Lecturers for a period of two months i.e from November 16, 2018, to January 15 2019.