Disengaged contractual teachers demand continuation of services

Excelsior Correspondent
Srinagar, July 9: On protest for the last 65 days, contractual teachers today observed ‘Black Day,’ demanding the continuation of their services without any further delay.
The teachers were disengaged by the administration in May and since then the protesting teachers are trying hard to get the attention of the administration.
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Holding placards and wearing black outfits, the teachers said that the administration should not play with their career and should be re-engaged as soon as possible.
While warning of dire consequences if their issues were not resolved in the coming days, the teachers said that the administration has ‘failed’ to keep up with their promises. “Their promises have proved to be hollow and in next 2-3 days, if our issues are not resolved, we will be forced to take harsh steps to press for our demands,” they said.
Arif Ahmad Bhat, a contractual teacher, who has also been dis-engaged, said that they have come up on the basis of merit and the administration should not push us to the wall for the want of our genuine demands.
“We have come on the basis of merit; we have not come up through illegal means; why isn’t governor’s administration paying any heed to us, why has it failed in getting our issues resolved,” he said.
While demanding the continuation of their services on the pattern of 2006 batch, the teachers alleged that the administration was resorting to ‘step-motherly’ treatment with them, “if the batch of 2006 was given a continuation, why not us; why such double standards,” they said.


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