Farooq takes over as Secy. School Education

Jammu, Feb 29,2012: Farooq Ahmed Factoo today took over as Secretary School Education J&K Government.

Naseem Lanker was accorded affectionate send off by the officers and staff of School Education Department. A simple but impressive function was organized by the officers and staff of school education department in Civil Secretariat today to accord heartiest welcome to the new incumbent Farooq Ahmed Factoo and accord touching farewell to the outgoing Commissioner Secretary Naseem Lanker. Mtr. Naseem Lankar completed the graduation/post-graduation from the University of Kashmir and worked as Lecturer in University of Kashmir, Department of English for nearly two years.

She was the first Muslim lady from the state to enter the Kashmir Administrative Service in 1977 batch.

She worked in Education, Planning, Finance, Tourism, Housing and Urban Development Department, Social Welfare, Handicrafts at different levels from Under Secretary to Commissioner Secretary. She worked as Nodal officer for the 11thFinance Commission and State Government got highest award from the 11th Finance Commission. She was the first Managing Director of Women Development Corporation, in fact she established Women Development Corporation.

She also worked as DDC in District Pulwama and developed the rapport with the public by introducing for the first time public hearing day and conducted public durbars in villages and towns alongwith the district officers She also worked as Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir and was the first lady to hold the post. Apart from attending to the public problems she took keen interest in the development works. She put a long tenure in Housing and Urban Development Sector as VC SDA and Comm./Secretary Housing and Urban Development Department. Although she could not get much time in the education department but during this period she tried to streamline the regulation of private institutions and by preparing the perspective works and programmes under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyam and RMSA. During her tenure of one and half year the Ministry approved the up gradation of 531 middle to high schools and opening of primary and upper primary schools in addition to the other interventions under these schemes. Some long pending demands of the teacher's community were resolved during this period like regularization of ZEOs, Principals, Headmasters and Lecturers which had remain pending for more than 20 years.

Similarly a long pending demand of construction of two teacher Bhawans and two auditoriums each for Jammu and Srinagar has been fulfilled. Among others Special Secretary School Education Arif Ullah, Director School Education Gulzar Qureshi, Additional Secretary School Education R. A. Inqlabi, Director SSA Ms. Yasha Mudgal, Director RAMSA Sarmad Hafiz, and other officers and staff of School Education Department were present and lauded the remarkable services of the retiring officer

EVs with English to be considered for elevation as ReTs: Peerzada

JAMMU, Jan 6: Education Volunteers (Evs) having qualification of Adeeb-e-Mahir (12th Class) plus English from State Board of School Education (BOSE) would be considered for elevation as Rehbar-e-Taleem (ReT).

This decision was taken at a meeting held under the chairmanship of Minister for Education and Public Enterprises Peerzada Mohammad Sayed, here today. Threadbare discussion was held for providing Urdu teachers in Government schools where a good number of learning students are available. The Education Minister stressed for promotion of Urdu which is official language of the State and mostly used in Revenue, Judiciary, Police and other key departments of the State. The Education Minister asked the Directors of School Education Kashmir and Jammu to process the cases of Evs for regularization as ReT

It is also decided in the meeting to give a last mercy chance for improving the qualification up to June 2013 for those Evs who have not acquired the required qualification of 10 +2 till date. Peerzada also directed to update the website of Education Department i.e. http://www.jkeducation.gov.in/ and put the list of recognized universities and Council of Boards of School Education (COBSE) for the knowledge of general public and students.

The meeting was attended by Commissioner/Secretary Education, Naseem Lanker, Chairman BOSE Dr. Shiekh Bashir Ahmad, Secretary BOSE M.S.Baloria, Additional Secretary Ch. Rashid Azam Inqlabi, Professor of Urdu in University of Jammu Dr. Reyaz Ahmad and Director Academics, BOSE Malik.


Subject : Tentative seniority list of Confirmed Principals & equivalent.

Tentative senority list of confirmed Principals & equivalent of School Education Department has been issued vide endorsement No : Edu/Gaz/A/13/2010 dated : 2-2-2010 for inviting objections, The said list is available in the office of Director, School Education, Jammu, Kashmir, all Chief Education Officers and all Principal, DIETs. All the concerned officers are advised to verify their service particulars and category shown against their names in the list and submit their objections through concerned Directors of School Education within a period of 10 days positively with documentary proof.
Under Secretary to Government
Education Department
Dt : 18-2-10


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