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School timing order revoked within 24 hours, issue becomes laughing stock
Yet another proof of confusion calling shots within JK Govt comes to fore
5/1/2019 11:43:21 PM
Early Times Report
Jammu, May 1: There are serious decision making crisis looming large within the Jammu and Kashmir government as reflected by the recent order issued by the Directorate of School Education Kashmir about the change in school timings.
The DSEK had fixed the school timing from 8.30 am to 2.30 pm for schools within Srinagar Municipal limits. The order which came into effect from May 1 evoked public outcry forcing the department to revise the school timing. Merely a day later, the same order had to be trashed by the department. The directorate on Wednesday modified its previous order issued regarding the timing of schools within the Municipal limits of Srinagar city. As per the new order, the schools within Srinagar Municipal limits will continue to function from 9am to 3pm. "The order shall be adhered to strictly by all concerned institutions," reads the DSEK order.
Such mismanagement has reflected how chaos, confusion and ambivalence are calling shots within the present government. It is questionable that if the earlier order was full of flaws, why it was taken at the very first place? Wasn't the ground situation assessed at the first place?
Sources privy to this order told Early Times that the decision vis-a-vis change in the school timings was taken in absolute haste and no discussions or deliberations were held in this regard. "Matters are decided at the mood of the officers now. They don't care what would be its impact on ground. It is an undeniable fact that the state has plunged into absolute chaos and no proper handling of its affairs is anywhere being witnessed within the corridors of power. The Officers have become indifferent to people's miseries and taking into consideration the hardships being faced by the seedy-looking commoners has become a torment for them," says an official.
Meanwhile, there are reports that various parents' bodies are knocking the doors of Raj Bhavan, questioning the way in which affairs of JK administration are being handled at present. "See what is happening to the others departments. There is no accountability and all we see is confusion prevalent all across," said an official working state's summer capital.
Early Times reported recently how even the decisions taken in SAC are shelved by the junior officials without any fear of reprimand from higher authorities.
The news paper reported in detail the saga of Trust based Health insurance scheme and its present fate. On January 28, this year, the State Administrative Council (SAC) under the chair-manship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik approved a Health Insurance scheme for J&K Govern-ment Employees and Pensioners based on 'Trust Model'. However, insiders within the dispensation divulge that not even a single measure has been taken to implement the announcement on ground. Reports inform that till date the file has been left to gather dust in Health and Medical Education Department with authorities not even bothering to take action on the SAC decision.
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