ReT Forum highlights demands

Members of ReT Teachers Forum raising slogans in support of their demands during monthly meeting on Sunday.
Members of ReT Teachers Forum raising slogans in support of their demands during monthly meeting on Sunday.

Excelsior Correspondent

UDHAMPUR, Feb 4: A monthly meeting of J&K ReT Teachers’ Forum was held here today  under the presidium of  State president Vinod Sharma and District president Lekh Raj Parihar for highlighting the issue of SSA salary and others demands.
The meeting was attended by a large number of ReTs of all the eleven zones of the district. While speaking on the occasion,  Vinod Sharma   said that SSA salary was  pending for the last two  months due to which SSA teachers were  facing a lot of problems to meet their both ends. “Though the Education Minister had assured to release the salary before 23rd of January, the   same is still pending,” he said and  urged the Government to make provision for immediate release of the SSA salary and streamlining of the same so that thousands of SSA teachers may not suffer any more .
Highlighting the issue of transfer of regularised ReTs, he said that in absence of transfer policy, regularised ReTs were  suffering badly as they have been working in the same schools for last more than 15 years. As change is a law of nature, there is a need of comprehensive transfer policy, and the Government should issue order in this regard, he added.
He also demanded the regularization of ReTs having qualification from recognised Universities and boards including from NIOS and regularisation of ReTs having less enrollment in their schools as their files are pending for last more than 2 years.
While speaking on the occasion,  Lekh Raj Parihar urged the CEO Udhampur to grant post facto permission in favour of teachers who have applied for the same. He also demanded the release of Mid Day Meals dues pending for the year 2017 due to which teachers are facing a lot of problems to run the MDM scheme in their schools as they have been spending the amount from their own pockets.
Others who spoke,  included  Sukhdev Singh Sumbria , Sham Sharma, Sukesh Khajuria , Chain Singh , Bhushan Khajuria , Sandeep Sharma, Shamsher Singh , Balbinder Singh, Amit  Sharma, Ajay  Thakur, Anil Sharma, Sushil Singh, Sham Singh, Rekha  Thakur  , Sahil Sambyal, Vandna  and  Mohd  Mukhtyar.