JAMMU, Nov 8: A delegation of Teachers Forum called on Education Minister Altaf Bukhari and discussed with him the issues of adjustment of leftover Masters, promotion of PG Teachers/Masters, removal of Pay anomaly, ReT transfer policy, regularization of Incharge officers, Minimum Wages Act etc.
The delegation, led by Abdul Qayoom Wani, president EJAC and Chairman of the Teachers Forum, and comprising of general secretary Ganesh Khajuria, Surat Singh Toofani, Darshan Sharma, Ravinder Singh, Yograj Salathia, apprised the Minister about promotion of left out Masters of 2014 from Jammu division, promotion of PG Teachers/Masters having distance mode degrees from recognized universities with practicals, confirmation of promoted Masters in Kashmir division, transfer policy of teacher fraternity, inclusion of service to migrant substitute teachers. Minimum Wages Act in favour of contingent paid employees, immediate declaration of results from 5th to 8th standard in Kashmir division with timely distribution of textbooks and uniform, up-gradation of infrastructure of schools, filling up of all vacant posts of teachers, masters, head masters, ZEOs, Principals, CEOs and Joint Directors, ban on induction of KAS officers as Joint Directors in the Education Department, encouragement and empowerment to the teaching fraternity and officers.
The Minister heard the delegation with patience and assured time bound redressal of the genuine issues at an earliest.
According to a press release, issued by the Teachers Forum, the Minister also issued on the spot instructions for redressal of the issue of left out Masters of Jammu division, promotion of PG Teachers and Masters with Distance Mode degrees from recognized universities, conformation of Masters in Kashmir division, removal of pay anomaly and regularization of officers, transfer policy of ReTs besides other issues. The Minister said that redressal of all the pending issues of the teaching fraternity was priority of the Department of Education, which has started work in this regard on war-footing.