RET teachers stage sit-in protest, demand implementation of 7th Pay Commission
JAMMU, AUG 28: To continue their struggle RET teachers of the state staged a sit in protest at both the capitals of the state infavour of their demand for the implementation of seventh pay commission.
Teachers from all the districts of the state assembled at Press Club Jammu and press enclave Srinagar and shouted slogans against the callous attitude of government towards the rehbar e taleem teachers of the state.
In Jammu province teachers assemble at Press Club Jammu .The sit in five days Protest call was given by the Rehabar-e- taleem teachers forum (JKRETTF) headed by its Chairman Farooq Ahmed Tantary.
In Jammu the sit in protest was lead by senior vice chairman Bhupinder Singh, provincial president Aftab Malik and all the district presidents of the province.
RET teachers were demanding the release of their 7th pay commission in favour of more than 41000 teachers of the state. Leaders of the forum said that they are state employees on the basses of RET scheme under state cabinet order number 396.
They said that their salaries were drawn from SSA scheme in past and they were given Rupees 1500 per month and after the satisfactory service of five years they were regularized under a state government order.
They said that they were given all the benefits of the state government employees including sixth pay commission but their recent 7th pay commission were stopped by the state government reasons best known to government.
Sr vice chairman bhupinder Singh said that if their demands including implementation of seventh pay commission, regularization of RET teachers, time bound promotions,yearly increments which were stopped from past some time by the government were not full filled they were intensify their protests.
Teachers from all over the Provence including from District Ramban, Doda ,Kishtwar, Udhumpur, Rajouri, poonch, samba, Jammu, kathua staged their sit -in protest at Press Club Jammu.
Others who was present in the protest including forum state press incharge Muzafar wani, Media analyst MM Pathan,Neenu lata, Khalil Khan, Javeed Chohan, district Presidents Aftab tantary, Hamid Nabaz, Ishaq Rashid, Kuldeep Katoch, Majeeb ur Rehman, Bharat Singh nag, Sameena kouser, Drub Singh, Sudhir Singh, Ahmed Khan and others.
In Srinagar the protest was lead by forum State chairman Farooq Ahmed Tantary hundreds of teachers from all the districts of Kashmir province assembled at Press enclave Srinagar and demanded immediate release of their pending 7th pay commission.
They threatened that they have given the five days sit in protest call at both the capitals of the state and, if there demand of seventh pay commission not released soon they will intensify the protests across the state.
Other forum State district and zonal level members of the forum was also present in the protest.they said, they are on roads from past more than four months but state government stopped their seventh pay commission due to unknown reasons.
They appealed the state Administration to release their 7th pay commission so the thousands of teachers across the state come out from this mental trauma.