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Education officers oppose MLA’s proposals

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By EMN Updated: Nov 17, 2014 12:53 am
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EMN
Dimapur, November 16

The Nagaland School Education Administrative Officers’ Association (NSEAOA), Nagaland Secondary School Field Officers’ Forum (NSSFOF) and All Nagaland School Teachers’ Association (ANSTA) have opposed a number of administrative changes in function and policy made by the parliamentary secretary of School Education. The three organizations issued a copy of a letter addressed to the department’s parliamentary secretary on Saturday.
“Parliamentary Secretary, School Education has assumed office with full of promises to improve the department of School Education by way of reviewing the structure of the department and we still have confidence in him as he can really do something for the department,” the letter stated.
“However to our utter surprise we have found that his proposal is irrelevant and not meeting present requirement of the department for which we had several meetings with him but failed to persuade him,” the organizations stated.
“He proposes 3 directors for the department which is exactly expected by the association however the structure is not in the expected line. We expected that one director should be for Elementary Education (961.GMS+2045 GPS) schools, another for secondary (252 GHS) and the third director for Higher Secondary though having only 41 schools, as all this 3 sections are different in its pattern now,” the organization stated.
“His proposal is, only one director for elementary-secondary having 3258 schools (GPS, GMS and GHS) having over 20, 000 teachers and one separate director for 41 higher secondary having hardly 500 employees. The 3rd director is surprisingly being proposed for Hindi, language cell and physical education along with planning section which is not required now and is part and parcel of school education by itself,” the organization explained.
While proposing a separate director for 41 higher secondary schools it is not justified to give only one director for 3, 258 schools consisting GPS, GMS and GHS neglecting the majority to a great extend, it will be an act of discrimination and is far from natural justice, the letter stated. “Therefore their structure should be like Bihar and Assam as they have separate director for elementary, secondary and higher secondary.”
The three organizations also stated that ‘posts distribution’ should be on the basis of number of schools and number of employees in each section with a ratio to some extent. “As justice and equality is the hall mark of any democratic government we have full confidence that our responsible government under your leadership will do justice to the secondary-elementary section which has been the backbone of the entire education setup in our State for more than 60 years now,” the letter added.

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By EMN Updated: Nov 17, 2014 12:53:03 am