JAMMU, Mar 5: During a conference, members of Jammu Kashmir Teachers Forum today held a protest demonstration for seeking immediate revocation of controversial Government order on screening of the teachers holding degrees from UGC recognized Distance mode institutions.
The protest was held under the leadership of Qayoom Wani, president EJAC and chairman JKTF, Ganesh Khajuria, State general secretary of JKTF and others.
They raised slogans in support of their demand and against the order issued by the Department of Education vide no: 66 dated 16/02/2017 regarding the screening test of all the teachers, masters, headmasters, lecturers, principals having the degrees in B Ed/M Ed through the distance mode before any promotion to next cadre.
While addressing the gathering, Wani condemned anti teacher official who were instrumental in issuance of the controversial order. He appealed the Minister for Education Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari to revoke this anti teacher order immediately otherwise teaching fraternity would have no option other than to go for State wide agitation.
While addressing the gathering, Ganesh Khajuria appealed the teaching fraternity to remain united and stressed that the JKTF would protect the honour and dignity of the teacher at any cost.
Others, who addressed the conference, included Gopal Singh, Yog Raj Singh Slathia, Peer Nisar Ahmed, Surat Singh Toofani, Kuldeep Singh, Mohd. Iqbal, Charan Dass, Darshan Sharma, Ravinder Singh, Subash Sharma, Shankar Singh and Vinod Sharma.
Meanwhile, members of All Jammu Kashmir and Ladakh Teachers Federation also condemned the Government for dropping out 632 Masters from the promotion list and demanded immediate adjustment of them besides revocation of the controversial Government order on screening test.