USTA lambastes Govt for taking no action on demands of teachers

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Feb 11: J&K United School Teachers Association (USTA) has taken strong exception to the only lip services of State Government towards the long pending demands of teachers working under Samagra.
A meeting of USTA was held here today under the chairmanship of Hari Singh, provincial president, who alleged that the assurances given by the State Administration from time to time have turned out to be nothing but hoax. “But to talk of immediate regularization and providing all amenities of regular employees, they are being deprived of the wages even for months together,” he said and added that the recently issued orders by State Government in this regard were mysteriously silent as for as under graduate teachers under the scheme are concerned as if they are not part and parcel of the deprived lot.
USTA called upon the State Government to take unambiguous position viz a viz all categories of such teachers and ensure timely payment of wages on the last day of the month itself. “Online request for transfer policy of the State Government remains merely a paper work whereas ground situation is same old story of delaying tactics, adu and status co, Hari Singh said and appealed the State Government to ensure implementation of online request without any further delay by implementing transfer policy.
USTA further called upon the State Government to release senior teacher grade in favour of under graduate teachers, fill all vacant posts of CEOs, ZEOs, Headmasters and Lecturers at an earliest, stop new pension scheme and implement old pension scheme in favour of teacher and employees and start pre primary classes in all primary schools.
USTA took strong exception to the allocation of non academic duties to the teachers at the cost of students. The Association appealed the State Government to concede the demands at an earliest for avoiding agitation by the teachers in near future.
Those who were present in the meeting, included Rajiv Kumar, Raj Kumar, Roop Chand, Ganesh Dutt, Bali Mohammed, Kewal Krishan, Shemshar Singh, Asha Ram, Sham Lal, Kali Dass, Nand Kishor, Ravinder Singh, Dharm Pal and Ramesh Chand.