Education dept to stop issuing school-leaving certificates directly
24 Apr 2014
CHANDIGARH: If you are a schoolteacher in the city looking for a new job and seek a letter from the UT education department certifying your experience, you can forget about getting it from its officials directly. In a circular to both private as well as government schools, the department said it would no longer issue experience letters or school leaving certificates to teachers and students directly, adding school officials would now have visit its office to get them countersigned.
For experience certificates the department now additionally requires schools to attach a xerox copy of the attendance register of the teacher concerned, along with appointment letter, salary statement and copy of the contract with the school administration.
For a school leaving certificate, which a student needs when he or she moves to another city, the department now requires the basic details of the student concerned be attached with the covering letter. A senior department official said the move was aimed at “introducing a system of checks and balances in the system”.
The department reportedly decided to modify the procedure on issuing experience certificates following a recent incident in which a person impersonating as a teacher in a city school was caught when trying to get an experience letter.