Plus-2 Lecturers’ Forum alleges discrimination

Plus-2 lecturers at a meeting in Jammu.
Plus-2 lecturers at a meeting in Jammu.

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, July 7: All J&K Plus-2 Lecturers Forum has alleged discrimination against them.
A meeting of the Forum was held here today under the chairmanship of its president Deepak Sharma in which various demands and issues pertaining to Plus-2 cadre were discussed threadbare. Sharma alleged discrimination with Plus -2 cadre at the hands of various previous Governments as they have been demanding benefits of running grade/time bound promotion since long and now ACP (Assured Career Progression) Scheme but they have got only false promises in return and have high hopes from Governor’s administration but unfortunately the administrative committee framed for the purpose is moving at snail’s pace and has failed to submit it’s recommendation and hoped that ACP would soon be sanctioned in favour of Plus-2 cadre to remove age long stagnation with Governor’s intervention.
The Forum also demanded expediting of process of regularization of all incharge officers of Education Department many of whom have already retired.
Speakers also flayed Government for inordinate delay in adjustment of newly promoted Principals and and placement of Senior Lecturers as per 1/3rd cadre strength of Lecturers and demanded filling up of all the vacancies at the earliest to stop running the Education Deptt on adhochism and for its smooth functioning and in order to achieve over-all academic excellence.
Members present also demanded revocation of SRO-202 for all cadres including Plus-2 Lecturers and instead suggested framing up of a policy of tenure of one year only in hard areas on the analogy of Ladakh region as Govt has failed to implement policy of stay of newly appointed employees for RBA/ALC region for 7 years and SRO-202 for 5 years and still far flung areas are suffering for want of staff.
Other demands included revival of non-vacational status to Principals/Head of the Institutions, restoration of 40% in-service college quota, removal of pay anomalies and regularization of Physical Education Lecturers.
Prominent among others present in the meeting included NS Jamwal, Anil Sharma, RS Slathia, Sanjay Bhagat , Pardeep Singh, Tarsem Singh, Anwar Khan, Renu Langeh, Jyoti Parkash, Dr Ashok, DC Kundal and Rajesh Sharma.