JKSTMA demands service book entry of Parwaaz summer camps

Excelsior Correspondent
UDHAMPUR, Apr 14: Monthly meeting of Jammu Kashmir SSRB Teachers/Masters Association (JKSTMA) was held under the chairmanship of State president Rakesh Singh and attended by scores of teachers from all over the State to discuss the present scenario of School Education Department in J&K.
Rakesh Singh, while expressing his views, raised issue of service book entry of summer camps attended and monitored by in-service teachers/masters organised by NGO Pratham Education Foundation as the same are not entered in service book till date due to absence of formal order by Director School Education in this regard.
Singh explained that Parwaaz summer camps was organised by Pratham Education Foundation during summer vacation for the welfare of Government school students which was made grand success by teachers by sacrificing their summer vacations as they were assured by the NGO that their services would be entered in the service book for benefits of earned leave. But when they approached to concerned DDO, they were shocked as DDO refused to enter their duty slips in service book due to absence of Director School Education Jammu order in this regard.
Singh urged the Director to issue necessary instructions to all Chief Education Officer of Jammu province through formal order to make entry of such summer camps of Parwaaz in service book so that such Parwaaz trainings can be conducted in future also.
Teachers decided to boycott all such Parwaaz trainings by Pratham Education Foundation if their previous Parwaaz trainings would not be entered in the service books.
Singh also demanded that in future all order regarding training and camps of Parwaaz should be issued through Director with clear cut instructions regarding earned leave benefits of such trainings during vacations.
Other demands put forth by Forum in the meeting, included conduct of DPC of Teachers and Masters on fast track basis and sanction of subject of biotechnology in every higher secondary school.
Those who spoke in the meeting, included Ajay Mathur, Ajay Sharma, Arun Gupta, Tarun Thakur, Jaisheel Verma, Ravindar Kumar and others.