JKTJAC seeks revocation of ReTs’ repatriation order, threatens stir

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, July 27: Jammu Kashmir Teachers’ Joint Action Committee (JKTJAC) has flayed `unjustified and discriminating’ order of School Education Department regarding repatriation of teachers appointed under ReT scheme who have been transferred as per different Government orders and on the direction of the court.
In a press statement, JKTJAC UT President Vinod Sharma expressed his resentment over the alleged discriminating and unjustified order. He said that ReT cadre has always been ignored and discriminated in terms of transfer policy and recent order has crossed the limits of harassment.
Pointing out that Principal Secretary has directed not to implement the said order in Winter zones which is a partial modification and attempt to divide teachers regionally, Vinod Sharma urged the department to revoke the said order completely.
“We don’t want confrontation, but will not hesitate to come on roads if forced to do by such harassment,” said Vinod Sharma. He further said the use of word repatriation by Education department in the recent Government order regarding the transfer of erstwhile ReT teachers is completely illogical and unproductive.
He said that the Government order number 469 has categorically mentioned the comprehensive transfer policy of erstwhile ReT teachers, which was later implemented on ground also.
Even as the said order was opposed and challenged in High Court by some people Bench of J&K High Court while disposing off the petition made it clear that these teachers (ReTs) after their regularization as General Line teacher are very much eligible for their transfer to the post of teacher in any school within the district as they cannot be discriminated on the basis of their mode of recruitment and directed the Education Department to implement the comprehensive transfer policy for such teachers as it is quiet natural and logical for the overall welfare of the department, he said.
Even CAT has also clearly mentioned that transfer cannot be denied to such teachers as it will stagnate the teaching potential of teachers and in no case can use repatriation, he added.
Vinod Sharma warned that if the order of repatriation is not revoked completely before 30th of July 2022, JKTJAC will announce further course of action on the very next day and the concerned authorities will be responsible for the stir.