ReT teachers demand regularisation, implementation of transfer policy

Representative of ReT teachers talking to reporters at Vijaypur on Saturday. -Excelsior/ Gautam
Representative of ReT teachers talking to reporters at Vijaypur on Saturday. -Excelsior/ Gautam

Excelsior Correspondent
SAMBA/RAJOURI, Nov 4: A meeting of Jammu and Kashmir Rehbar-e-Taleem Teachers Forum (JKReTTF) was held at Vijaypur under the leadership of the Rinku Sharma.
In the meeting various issues were discussed and demands of teachers community which includes change of nomenclature RRT to general teacher streamlining of SSA salary, comprehensive transfer policy in light of court directions, implementation of Government Order No. 469, release of pending arrears,  implementation of MDM Scheme, regularization of education volunteers, converted ReT and KGVB were highlighted.
Rinku Sharma appealed to Education Minister and Chief Minister demanding regularization of those teachers who have acquired their degrees from outside UGC approved universities through distance mode regular mode and updated curriculum.
He along with other teachers urged the Government to pay attention to their genuine demands so that grievances of teachers could be avoided. During the interaction with media, all the teachers who were present in the meeting warned State Government that if the issues would not be redressed as soon as possible then Forum will launch mass movement all over State.
Meanwhile ReT  Teachers Forum  unit   Rajouri  district demanded implementation  of  transfer  policy  for  regularised  ReTs.
Naresh  Sharma  State  Apex Member  JKRETF  while  addressing  a  press  conference  at  Rajouri  said  that Government  should  implement  transfer  policy  without  any  delay. He  said that   High  Court  in  its  decision  has clearly  directed the  State  Government  that  after  regularisation  the  ReTs  should  be  considered  as  general  line  teachers and  all  the  conditions  of  general  line  teachers  should  be  implemented  after  their regularisation.
Sharma  said  that  female  teachers  are  more  sufferers  and  after  marriage  it is  difficult  for  them  to  run  the  family  and  school  and  many  homes  got  broken  due  to  non  transfer  of  ReT  teachers. He  claimed  that  ReT  teachers  have  played  a  vital  role  in  improving  education  standard  in  all  corners  of  the State and  opened  the  doors  of  closed  schools  in  militancy  era  when  no  general  line  teacher  dared  to  go  for  duty  in  far  flung  areas. He  further  said  that  Government  is  challenging  the  law  of  nature  because ” change  is  the  law  of  nature ” and  stagnation  at  one place  causes  rust  of  mind.
On  the  occasion  Manjoor  Khan  district  president, Rajouri  and  Inderjeet  Singh  ex  district president  in  a  joint  statement  said  that  discrimination  with  ReTs  shall  never  be  tolerated and  their  five  years  seniority  should  also  be  given  in  addition  to  transfer  policy.
Others  who  were present  in  the  press  conference  included  Sanjay  Khajuria , district  general  secretary,  Gafoor  Ahmed  and  others.