USTA holds protest, highlights demands

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, June 10: The activists of J&K United School Teachers’ Association (USTA) today held a protest demonstration outside Press Club, Jammu, to focus the long pending demands of teaching and non-teaching staff of the State run schools.
Hundreds of activists of USTA gathered at Press Club here under the leadership of Hari Singh, provincial president, USTA and started raising slogans against the State Government for not considering their just and genuine demands.
While speaking Hari Singh strongly criticized the State Government for not releasing salary continuously for last more than six months in favour of teachers working under SSA scheme. He also said that salary under RMSA and NPS is not regular.
Singh also condemned the State Government for introducing the new pension scheme in the State and strongly demanded suitable transfer of masters and lecturers who have completed their tenure in far flung areas including Ladakh district by adopting foolproof transparent transfer policy.
General secretary of the Association, Rajeev Kapoor, called upon the authorities to immediately include 5 year period of ReT teachers in their service record and also advocated for selection grade to trained under graduate teachers and removal of pay-anomalies in respect of teachers.
He also demanded allocation of 6% of GDP on education and checking privatization and communalization of education.
The other demands raised were enacting Right to Education bill in J&K, filling up all vacant posts of Teachers in schools, provide infrastructure in new primary schools, transfer policy for regularized ReT Teachers, leave encashment at retirement for school teachers on Haryana pattern, etc.
Later, the protestors took out a rally up to Dogra Chowk carrying placards displaying their demands and shouting slogans.


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