Jammu, August 22: The Jammu and Kashmir Higher Education department is preparing lists for a major reshuffle of Assistant Professors working in various degree colleges of state. The orders in this connection are likely to be issued in coming few days.
The administration has decided to transfer all the Assistant Professors to rural areas-who have been enjoying postings in city limits owing to close allegiance to previous government
As per reported in Early times News, a team of higher officials including Commissioner Secretary, Director Colleges was engaged in preparing the lists of transfers of assistant professors working in the city limits from last more than a decade. As per sources these professors are still trying their best to retain their postings in the city degree colleges.
“All the records pertaining to particulars of Assistant Professors and their duration of stay was sought by Commissioner Secretary from the lower rung officials and Commissioner Secretary is directly monitoring the formulation of transfer lists”, sources said.
“Some of the affluent Assistant Lecturers, who have been enjoying their postings for the last many years have been leaving no stone unturned to influence the administration to retain their postings in city limits”, sources added.
Those who have been serving in far flung areas despite expiry of their three years’ tenure have pinned high hopes on new dispensation.
“There is a long list of Assistant Professors, who are either relatives of politicians or bureaucrats or enjoying patronage of people in power corridors, who have been shuttling from one city-college to another due to political clout”, an Assistant Professor said, adding that now the hopes were on new Education Minister, who might execute the transfers without any intervention of these affluent Assistant College lecturers.