JKTJAC demands resolution of teachers’ issues

Teachers attending monthly meeting of JKTJAC at Udhampur on Sunday.
Teachers attending monthly meeting of JKTJAC at Udhampur on Sunday.

Excelsior Correspondent

UDHAMPUR, Dec 5: Monthly meeting of Jammu Kashmir Teachers’ Joint Action Committee (JKTJAC) was held here today under the leadership of UT President Vinod Sharma and District President Lekh Raj Parihar for highlighting the issues and demands of teachers.
While speaking on the occasion, Vinod Sharma appealed the Principal Secretary School Education to resolve their long pending genuine issues, including comprehensive transfer policy in favour of teachers appointed under RET Scheme who have been working in the same schools for last more than 20 years. He also demanded inclusion of 5 years ReT period for seniority benefits, conversion of Head Teachers (SSA) posts to non plan posts of Masters for resolution of their salary issue, DPC of teachers, revision of grade of teachers equal to their counterparts in other UTs and allocation of substantive posts for teachers Grade II/III as per Government order.
He also urged LG administration to implement Old Pension Scheme in favour of NPS employees of UT of J&K so that their post retirement life may not be in trouble as NPS scheme is proving hazardous to them.
Lekh Raj Parihar, while speaking on the occasion, demanded the post facto/ enrollment permission for teachers who have pursued /are pursuing their qualifications.
Others who spoke on the occasion, included Sham Sharma, Pritam Goswami, Ravinder Singh Rathore, Bhushan Khajuria, Shamsher Singh, Anil Sharma, Vipen Raina, Sham Singh, Som Raj, Jai Parkash, Sandeep Sharma, Swaran Singh, Ajaz Wani, Pankaj Thakur, Ajit Singh, Sudesh Kumar, Puma Chand, Binder Kumar, Parshant Sharma, Bharat Bhushan Singh, Sonika Sharma, Mohd. Mustafa and others.