Teachers Forum apprises Altaf Bukhari of its demands, issues

Excelsior Correspondent

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.