‘Testimonials of ReTs issued by shady institutions to be scrutinized’
Jammu and Kashmir News
SRINAGAR, AUGUST 9: The Education Department today made it clear that in compliance to the directions of the High Court, the degrees of ReTs/RReTs obtained through study centres and distance mode from shady institutions would be scrutinized and accordingly the screening test of those ReTs and RReTs would be conducted who are in possession of suspicious testimonials.
As per the order No: 396-Edu of 2015, issued by the Commissioner Secretary School Education Department, the respective Chief Education Officers of all the districts have been designated as Nodal Officers for verification of the certificates of ReTs/RReTs obtained through study centres or distance mode. “The whole exercise of verification of such certificates shall be completed within seven days,” the order said adding that the Director School Education Kashmir and Jammu will personally monitor the verification progress.
The Department said that the High Court, in its order dated: 14 May 2015, while adjudicating on SWP No: 346/2014 titled Faisal Ahmad Khan v/s State and Others observed: “This writ petition throws up most startling and classical example of sale and purchase of academic degrees, for which many tuck shops were operating in the State. These tuck shops who have issued the degrees, would be responsible for relegating the student community into the dark cave of Plato. The authorities, responsible to ensure that the stream of academics and education is not polluted in the State of J&K, however, in view of the facts, which have surfaced in this case, have acted as soulless bodies with ray-less eyes, as they have criminally condoned and overlooked the Himalayan blunders committed in procuring the academic degrees.”
Subsequently setting aside the ReT panel in which the respondent figured and further restraining the official respondents from entertaining his application for any future selection as ReT/Teacher, the Court observed; “In this situation, what would be the fate of future of the State, has to be only visualized. The school-going children, who are the future of the nation in the hands of such teachers, would pass out as block heads. The future of the State would get destroyed. Instead of further evolution in the academics, the youth will retard mentally and will make the future dark for all.”