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Edu deptt forgets summer break for Valley colleges
Students aghast, officials blame higher ups
8/8/2018 11:23:21 PM
Early Times Report
JAMMU, Aug 8: The sorry state of affairs in the department of higher education is coming to fore, with the department forgetting to announce summer break in colleges in the Valley this year.
Colleges in both the divisions of the state, Jammu as well as Kashmir, are entitled for 60 days of winter and summer breaks in a year. While 50 days have been granted as the winter break, summer break should comprise of 10 days minimum.
However, this year it looks as if the government has forgotten to issue any order in this regard. It has maintained a stoic silence, not even announcing break or summer break.
As per the insiders of the higher education department, those at the helm have forgotten that they were supposed to announce a summer break in the Valley colleges this year.
"It is not about the summer break alone. It reflects the non- serious attitude of the official machinery in keeping the things in order. Even if the department didn't decide or discuss for a single instance over whether it is going to close the colleges in view of the scorching heat in Valley, it simply forgets everything. It is a dangerous trend," says an official.
It was informed further that the professors and the assistant professors of the department aren't entitled to any leave salary at the time of their retirements for there is a government order in place according to which their employment falls under the category of the vacation offices.
Sources told Early Times that the government's inaction to announce the summer break has caused much distress among the student community as well and they have been demanding the government to take final call over this issue.
"There aren't enough arrangements being made in the colleges so that we could study in our class rooms while beating this surging temperature. If the government isn't going to announce the summer break, it should have at least put the things in place so that the colleges could deal with the crises," says a student from one of Srinagar colleges.
He added that these 10 days that are accorded to the student community every year give them a chance to revise and prepare for the examinations scheduled merely months after.
"At first it was the credit system and them closure of the colleges when there wasn't any need of it and when we desperately need the break due to scorching heat, the government seems to be caught in a deep slumber. Such erratic things much be put to rest," says a student from north Kashmir.
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