KATHUA, Oct 2: A meeting of provincial body of J&K United School Teachers Association (USTA) was held here today under the chairmanship of Dr Shashi Pal Singh, Provincial President for detailed discussion over the burning issues being confronted by the teaching fraternity working in Government schools.
During the meeting, Dr Shashi Pal Singh expressed serious concern over the unprecedented delay in implementing ATD-2022, DPC of various cadres, filling up of vacant posts of teachers, payments of gratuity-commute-GPF to pensioners, adding of DA etc.
He said that ATD-2022 appears to be an eye wash for those Masters and Teachers who have completed their stay in far off areas of J&K and are waiting for their posting. “School Education Department seems to have started ignoring its own formula of transferring Masters and Teachers for the reasons best known to the concerned authorities, he added.
Dr Singh further said that a big number of teaching and non-teaching employees of School Education Department are being deprived from their DPC from February-2014 which was a sheer injustice with their career. He demanded immediate holding of DPC meetings in favour of all cadres working in School Education Department.
Dr Singh also demanded transfer policy for reserved category teachers working in Kashmir for the two decades as prevailing scenario is not conducive for the teachers working there.
Those who attended the meeting, included Rattan Singh, Bodh Raj, Sudesh Kumar, Sukhdev Singh, Hans Raj, Jagbir Singh, Subhash Chander, Vinayak Sharma, Mohan Singh, Ajay Kumar and Yash Paul.