HSE director meets education secretary

Published: 30th July 2013 09:53 AM  |   Last Updated: 30th July 2013 09:53 AM   |  A+A-

Higher Secondary Education Director Keshvendra Kumar on Monday met General Education Secretary K Elangovan for the first time after a row erupted over a circular on appointments to aided higher secondary teaching and non-teaching posts. However, both officials maintained that the circular issue was not discussed. “It was a routine, official meeting,’’ Keshvendra Kumar said adding that the HSE circular was not discussed. “I have already given a report to the Secretary on the matter,’’ he said. The HSE Director said that the concern of the aided school managements - whether the strict norms also apply to guest teachers - appeared genuine. ‘’Within a few days we will issue a clarification that the norms in the July 18 circular do not apply to appointment of guest teachers,’’ Kumar said.

Other changes - including amendment to the norm that no appointments should be made to a teaching post if there are less than three applicants - will be made after further discussions, he said. Speaking to Express, Elangovan said he was examining various aspects of the circular and would brief Education Minister P K Abdu Rabb in a few days. “Various aspects of the circular, including the new norms, its implications and concerns of the aided managements towards it will be examined in detail,’’ he said. “Aided school managements are of the view that some norms in the circular are an infringement of their rights. We will see if these concerns are genuine. On the other hand, if we find that the circular has helped bring transparency in appointments, we will welcome it,’’ he said.

Stay up to date on all the latest Kerala news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp