UDHAMPUR, Mar 5: All J&K ReT Teachers Forum today demanded release of SSA salary, timely regularization and transfer policy for them.
These demands were raised during a monthly meeting of the Forum, held here today under the chairmanship of State president Vinod Sharma and district president Lekh Raj Parihar. The meeting was attended by executive members of the Forum and zonal presidents.
While speaking on the occasion, Vinod Sharma urged the Education Minister and Finance Minister to make provision for the release of many months salary of SSA teachers and Masters whose families are on verge of starvation as they are unable to provide basic facilities to their families including proper food and clothing to their children and medicines to their ailing parents.
Further, he added due to delayed regularization, there is also a huge pendency in the form of pay arrears, DA arrears etc and the SSA teachers are suffering badly.
He appealed the Government to make provisions for the clearance of pending 4 to 6 months SSA salary and pay arrears of these teachers so that the families of these teachers may not suffer any more.
The Forum leader also demanded regularisation of ReTs who have obtained degrees from UGC recognized Universities and their files are lying the Directorate of School education. He also demanded the transfer policy in favour of regularized ReT teachers as per High Court judgement and said that they are hopeful that the new Education Minister would consider the issues of ReTs sympathetically and bring them out of sufferings.
The ReT Teachers Forum also appealed the Education Minister to revoke the order no 66, which is biased and questions the degrees awarded through distance mode so that teaching community may not suffer any more.
Others who also spoke on the occasion, included Bhupinder Singh, Sukhdev Singh Sumbria, Sham Sharma , Sukesh Khajuria, Ashok Seth , Ravinder Rathore, Sushil Singh, Vipin Sharma, Kuldip Singh, Anil Sharma, Rekha Thakur, Som Raj, Jai Parkash, Ajit Singh, Romesh Kumar, Pardeep Kumar, Mohd Asif and Parshant Sharma.