SRINAGAR, May 12: Minister for School Education, Choudhary Zulfkar Ali today gave directions to constitute a committee headed by Minister of State for Education, which will give workable solution within 15 days to resolve the issue of pending salaries of SSA teachers.
The Minister was speaking during an introductory meeting with various unions of employees working in the Education Department. The Education Minister said that the teachers working under SSA scheme are facing problems due to delay in release of their salaries and he assured the union leaders that their genuine demands will be fulfilled within a shortest period of time.
He said that committee headed by Minister of State for Education, Shakti Raj Parihar will have Secretary School Education, Farooq Ahmed Shah, Director SSA and Director RMSA as its members. The committee would submit its report within 15 days to find out a permanent solution to this vital issue confronting SSA teachers. The Minister said that the committee would also give its suggestions various other issues confronting the employees of the Education Department.
Zulfkar reiterated that teachers play an important role in nation building by providing quality education to the students. He said that the onus of raising a strong and developed society lays on the shoulders of teachers.
The Minister said that there is a good teacher behind every successful person and it is the only profession which gives rise to all other professions. He said that a person is incomplete without a teacher as the teacher not only teaches him routine academic education but also inculcates leadership qualities, self-confidence, enthusiasm, positivity and courage to deal with any difficult situation in life.
The Education Minister said that there is no better service to the nation than spreading knowledge and enlightening someone’s life with the light of education. The Minister said that these schools are playing vital role in imbibing quality education among the students and issues confronting teachers will be resolved.