J&K Education department appoints dead man as principal of Hr. Sec school

SRINAGAR: Almost a fortnight after his death, the Education Department in Jammu appointed the deceased teacher as a principal.

Ashok Kumar,a renowned educationist principal of state run Higher Secondary School Ramnagar suffered a heart attack on July 14, 2017. He was shifted to district hospital Udhampur where he died later that day. His cremation took place on July 16, at his ancestral Thapal village in Ramnagar.

On August 31, 2017, J&K’s school education department ordered (613-Edu of 2017) transfers and postings of Principals, in-charge Principal of Plus Two School. In the order at No 3 was Ashok Kumar, who was posted as new head of District Institute f Educational Training (DIET), Kud.

The order triggered concern as dead man cannot return and teach. It led the department to withdraw the order and issue a fresh one in which Kumar did not figure anywhere, reported said.

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