x

Like our Facebook Page

   
Early Times Newspaper Jammu, Leading Newspaper Jammu
 
Breaking News :   Amid threat from terrorists, ET Editor's security withdrawn | Martyrs Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev, Rajguru remembered across Jammu | 2 Kashmir based persons returning from Pakistan detained at Lakhanpur | Drug peddler held, over 3 kg poppy straw recovered | Landslide hits truck, 2 killed | Mysterious fire damages official record, computer systems of ARTO office | Subversion of democracy in J&K; Omar Abdullah has forgotten 1951, 1987 | 'Now Kohli becomes ex-MLA' | DEO Kathua dances to BJP tunes: Vikramaditya Singh | Congress' Hindu terror theory collapses | Influential Agri officers get choicest posting | Jolt to DC, HC stays suspension of Dy DEO Kishtwar | Sajad 'divorces' BJP, ridicules scribes for calling him BJP ally | Govt initiates process against erring officials | Recruitment to expand footprint of investment services: Parvez Ahmed | Anyone holding post on academic arrangement has no right to continue beyond specified time: HC | Kids campus organizes 15 day workshop | ED set to advance probe in high-profile terror funding case | Mehbooba ignored Syed Basharat Bhukhari's recommendations | Advani, all-time tallest leader | She learned to open towards energy she trust the flow | Minor Hostage killed in Hajin | COLOURS OF HOLI | JCC, Samar Club register wins | MAM PG College celebrates World Water Day | NZIEA holds convention on "Unemployment" | JKSSM hails Govt for Degree Colleges, demands new subjects | GCW Gandhi Nagar holds painting competition | LWWS stages nukkad "Meri Soch" | Togadia's HND to contest Jammu-Poonch seat, Sudan gets mandate | Pak army violates ceasefire along LoC in Poonch | Police busts militant hideout in Pulwama | Students protest against shortage of teachers at Tilogra School | Handa organizes awareness about hearing screening | Over head water tank collapse on house resulting injuries to two | Recruitment to expand footprint of investment services Parvez Ahmed | Landslide hits truck, 2 killed | Bhim to contest from Jammu - Poonch Parliamentary constituency | AIBCU flays BJP MPs for betrayal | NC constitutes poll campaign panels for Jammu Province | Drug peddler held with brown sugar | AIKS hails centre's decision to ban JKLF | Police book 52 persons in Rajouri for not depositing licensed weapons | Notorious criminal detained under PSA in Rajouri | SSB trooper hospitalized after "misfire" from service rifle | JKNPP to hold 'dharna' on March 25 in favour of PHE workers | Six arrested in Rajouri | DB seeks details regarding benefit to beneficiaries | Power shut down | FSAT upholds AOs' order against Bunge India Pvt Ltd, others | Back Issues  
 
news details
Rajouri: Female teacher alleges harassment by seniors
'I was implicated in fake case for denying bribe'
5/20/2018 10:56:52 PM
Bijay Charak
Early Times Report
Jammu, May 20: A female teacher in Rajouri is being allegedly harassed by district officials of School Education Department, because she refused to bribe officials to get her salary for two years released.
Sajida Kouser, working in Government Middle School Darran, Zone Manjakote of district Rajouri, belongs to a poor family. After completing her Master's, she was engaged as a 3rd teacher in Primary School Darran on December 31, 2007 under Rehbar-e-Taleem (ReT) Scheme.
"After serving for five years as a ReT teacher in a particular school, the government regularized me as per Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) rules. But after regularisation my two year salary was pending because of shortage of funds", Sajida said.
She said that in 2016 government released pending arrears of all regularized teachers. She visited zone office Manjakote to seek her pending salary. "Astoundingly, the then ZEO and the clerical staff demanded bribe (20 percent of the total amount). I however refused to pay any amount to them. The officials transferred Rs 2 lakh into my bank account and didn't release rest of the amount," she said.
She said she approached the Chief Education Office many a time regarding release of pending salary, but to no avail. It prompted her to take the matter with the higher authority.
On February 15, 2018 she gave a representation to Assistant Commissioner Revenue Rajouri. The official (vide order no; DCR/GS/7122-23, dated 17-02-2018) asked ZEO Manjakote to release pending salary of the teacher. The ZEO Manjakote replied that he had joined the office on July 10, 2017.
In his reply the ZEO said: "My predecessor namely Shahhnawaz Khan had drawn the pending arrears of Sajida Kouser amounting to Rs 401664 on 06-04-2016 out of which he has transferred Rs 2 lakh into her bank. An amount of Rs 201664 was not transferred in the account of Sajida Kouser. Some of the teachers are also approaching to undersigned regarding their pending arrears, but undersigned is not in a position to solve the problems of the teachers because the general cash book is incomplete from 2013 to 31-05-2017 as Shahnawaz Khan remained seven years as I/C ZEO and retired on 31-05-2017. As the cashbook is not completed/attested by the then ZEO due to which undersigned is totally handicapped to run the office work smoothly and undersigned has introduced a fresh GEN Cashbook Viz. July 2017.
"Moreover undersigned time and again complained Chief Education Officer regarding the matter under question and CEO Rajouri also directed to the concerned officer/officials to hand over the complete record but all in vain."
Sajid said that after taking up the issue with higher authority, the district officers of department concerned started harassing her. On March 9, 2018 she was directed by ZEO and head of the school concerned to perform supervisory duty in Class 12th annual examination. During examination the CEO visited the examination centre and asked her about her qualification. "On the next day, I received my suspension order which was issued by the CEO Rajouri for the mistake which I never committed. On one hand, I was directed by two officers to perform a specific duty and on the other hand I was suspended for obeying the same order," she said.
The mistake for which she was penalized, ensued due to the negligence of the issuing authority that directed her to perform the duty. It was the job of ZEO Manjakote to confirm the qualification background of the teacher before assigning the supervisory duties.
Sajida has sought the intervention of Education Minister for justice.
  Share This News with Your Friends on Social Network  
  Comment on this Story  
 
 
 
Early Times Android App
STOCK UPDATE
  
BSE Sensex
NSE Nifty
 
CRICKET UPDATE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
Home About Us Top Stories Local News National News Sports News Opinion Editorial ET Cetra Advertise with Us ET E-paper
 
 
J&K RELATED WEBSITES
J&K Govt. Official website
Jammu Kashmir Tourism
JKTDC
Mata Vaishnodevi Shrine Board
Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board
Shri Shiv Khori Shrine Board
UTILITY
Train Enquiry
IRCTC
Matavaishnodevi
BSNL
Jammu Kashmir Bank
State Bank of India
PUBLIC INTEREST
Passport Department
Income Tax Department
JK CAMPA
JK GAD
IT Education
Web Site Design Services
EDUCATION
Jammu University
Jammu University Results
JKBOSE
Kashmir University
IGNOU Jammu Center
SMVDU