Teachers to protest against transfer of Dev Lata as DSE

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Mar 2: Expressing strong resentment over untimely transfer of Dev Lata Sharma from the post of Director School Education, All J&K Ladakh Teachers Federation has announced to organize a series of protests in Jammu division till the officer is restored to her earlier position.
A decision in this regard was taken during an emergency meeting of the Federation, held under the chairmanship of Bhushan Verma.
The series of protests will begin with a dharna in the premises of Directorate of School Education on March 8.
The   J&K Teachers Welfare Association and All J&K State Pensioners Association have assured active support in this regard, said a press release issued by the Federation.
Appreciating the working of Dev Lata during her brief tenure of two months as the Director School Education Jammu, the Federation said that the officer performed her duties in a very remarkable way and exhibited qualitative services spirit with honesty and dedication to solve the burning problems of teaching fraternity. Her untimely transfer has exposed incompetence and inefficiency of the Government which does not want such honest officers on the chair, the Federation meet said.
The working committee members, who attended the meet, included Ram Paul Saini, Parshotam Sharma, Mohan Singh, Chain Singh Prem Sharma, Ravinder Sharma, Rakesh Kumar, Kuldeep Singh, Kiran Pandita, Pardeep Kumar, Manjeet Singh and others.
Meanwhile in Reasi, a joint meeting of senior citizens, social activists and Retired Teachers’ Association today expressed grave resentment on shifting of Director School Education (DSE), Dev Lata Sharma.
The meeting which was held here under the chairmanship of Dr Sukhdev Sharma, a social activist of Reasi, demanded that the transfer orders of Dev Lata Sharma be revoked, as she exhibited spirit of honesty, dedication and justice during her service to solve the problems of teaching fraternity.
Lauding her role as Director Education, the speakers said that it is injustice with her as she had hardly joined the new assignment two months ago.
Prominent among those present in the meeting were JR Sharma, Tariq Bhat, GL Pandoh, Surinder Sharma, Vivek Anand, Kewal Krishan and Ashwani Gupta.

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