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SSA teachers protest in Srinagar to press for their demands

Srinagar, Jun 04: Jammu and Kashmir Rehbar-e-Taleem (ReT) Teachers’ Forum (District Unit Anantnag) on Monday staged a protest in Srinagar against the government for failing to fulfill their demands.

The government had earlier assured that the issues pertaining to SSA teachers will be redressed soon.

Dozens of ReT teachers including men and women assembled at Srinagar’s Pratap Park and chanted slogans in favour of their demands.

The teachers were demanding streamlining of salaries of SSA teachers, implementation of transfer policy, regularization policy and release of pending salaries.

The protesting teachers said that the government is forcing them to face hardships as the dispensation has utterly failed to take up their issues and fulfill their demands.

“Despite assurances by the education Minister’s, nothing has been done for our demands,” the protesting teachers said, adding that the government must fulfill their promises and must fulfill our demands at an earliest so that thousands of families could heave a sigh of relief.

“Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has clubbed various schemes including SSA, RMSA and others and has reduced the funds, affecting the salaries of SSA teachers. We demand the government to delink our salaries so that we will get salaries on time,” the protesters said.

“Recently, the concerned Minister assured that the SSA teaches will get their salaries before Eid but unfortunately, the government seems befooling the public as or salaries continued to remain withheld, leaving thousands of SSA teachers to suffer ahead of Ramadhan,” they said.

They later appealed the government to fulfill their demands at an earliest so that they could heave a sigh of relief.