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ReT teachers protest in Srinagar

Srinagar, Dec 3: Rehbar-e-Taleem (ReT) teachers on Monday staged a protest against the government failing to fulfill the promises done with them in August this year.

Dozens of ReT teachers who assembled at Press Enclave here amid chanting slogans accused government of ‘playing cruel joke’ with them for failing to implement the promised implementation of 7th pay commission and de-linking of their salary from Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD).The decision to implement 7th pay commission and delinking of salary from MHRD was announced by Advisor to Governor Khurshid Ganai in August this year, however, protesting teachers said that “announcement has remained an announcement only.”

“We demand regularization of services, time bound promotion, delinking of salaries from MHRD and they should disburse the pending salaries of ReTs,” protesting teachers said.

Chairman Jammu and Kashmir Rehbar-e-Taleem Teachers Forum Farooq Ahmad Tantray threatened to launch a sit-in protest in Jammu from December 10 if their demands were not fulfilled at the earliest.“It’s a cruel joke they have played with the teachers’ community,” they said.

 

‘Decision on delinking of ReT salaries soon’

Srinagar, Dec 3: Jammu and Kashmir Government is likely to take a call on a proposal seeking delinking of salaries of Rehbar-e-Taleem (ReT) teachers and simultaneously accord a sanction to it after December 20 when the budged estimates will be finalized.
A top government official on conditions of anonymity said that a proposal for delinking of salaries of ReT teachers is likely to be taken up for consideration and subsequent sanction by State Administrative Council (SAC) exercising the powers of cabinet after December 20 the day when the budget estimates will be finalized.
With the delinking of salaries of ReT teachers, their long pending demand triggering protests for last three years will be met and they will be getting salaries in time as are getting the other regular employees of the government.