DSEK order in-depth enquiry in ‘scam’ of opening new primary schools by past regimes

DSEK order in-depth enquiry in ‘scam’ of opening new primary schools by past regimes


Srinagar, June : Directorate of School Education Kashmir (DSEK) has asked the Chief Education Officers (CEOs) to take up an in-depth enquiry into a “scam in opening of new primary schools by the past regimes to recruit their own political workers,” officials said.

Speaking with the Rising Kashmir, in-Charge CEO Bandipora Ghulam Mohammad Lone said that he has received an official communiqué from DSEK, where the directorate said, “This office is in receipt of a complaint, contents of which are self-explanatory. You are requested to take up an in-depth enquiry into the matter and submit the report to this Directorate within ten days positively.”

The CEO, as per the order, has been given 10-days to provide the requisite details.

Another CEO wishing anonymity also confirmed receiving similar communiqué from the DSEK and has accordingly sought the requisite information from his ZEOs.

One of the officials who has direct knowledge of the matter also confirmed that the communiqué was issued to all the CEOs of the division on the basis of some complaints they had received in this regard.

In its response, the CEO Bandipora’s office has asked the Zonal Education Officers (ZEOs) of the district to furnish the list of primary schools opened under erstwhile Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) since the inception of the scheme along-with the roll of students in each school.

The CEO in its communiqué asked the concerned to provide the information of the number of the schools that were clubbed and the reason for their clubbing.

He further directed them to ask whether the primary schools, which are presently clubbed, were feasible for opening at the relevant point of time.

As per the official document, the ZEOs are required to provide the information in the next three days.


When contacted, Director of School Education Kashmir, Tassaduq Hussain Mir did not respond to the repeated calls and texts from Rising Kashmir.

(Via Rk)