Srinagar, Sep 23: Teachers’ Joint Action Committee (TJAC) President, Abdul Qayoom Wani, today urged Governor of state Satya Pal Malik, to resolve the issue of disbursement of salaries of SSA Teachers as per the 7th Pay Commission recommendations.
In a statement, Wani hoped that the Committee headed by the Finance Secretary will make early recommendations for de-linking of salaries of SSA Teachers, head teachers and RMSA masters from the erstwhile Central flagship scheme, which is a long pending demand of the teaching community.
“We are sure that the new Governor would have discussed the issue with concerned authorities. We appeal to for immediate resolution of issue as per the aspirations of the teaching community,” he added.
Referring to the fruitful discussion held with Advisor Khurshid Ahmad Ganaie yesterday, Wani said the ongoing hunger strike of teachers is justified for the implementation of the legitimate right of 7th pay commission which is a part of salary and for restoration of honour and dignity of the teaching fraternity.
While addressing the teachers, President TJAC said there is no justification to deny the 7th Pay Commission to the SSA teachers, head teachers and RMSA masters who have been regularised by a transparent process and are getting the benefits of 6th pay commission besides time bound promotions, regular increments.
While speaking to the peaceful procession of teachers, he said that we are hopeful that after the meeting with Advisor Khurshid Ahmad Gananie the justified and genuine legitimate issue of 7th pay commission will be implemented.
Wani said that TJAC will continue its chain hunger strike till the government makes a formal order/announcement for implementation of 7th pay commission in favour of the affected teaching fraternity.
While speaking, Wani referred to the discussions with the Principal Secretary Finance Naveen Choudhury in which he briefed him about the injustice meted out to the SSA teachers, head teachers and RMSA masters and also ignoring their legitimate claim of 7th pay commission that too a part of salary.
EJAC President expressed confidence that the committee headed by principal secretary finance will accede to the justified and legitimate demands of teaching fraternity at an earliest without wasting any more time so that teaching fraternity will prefer to be in the class rooms for shaping the future of their students instead of opting the path of agitation.
Wani condemned the police action on peaceful demonstration of teachers who were marching from Pratap Park to Raj Bhavan to submit a memorandum to Governor of Jammu and Kashmir for early redressal of 7th pay commission issue. He while speaking to the media persons before his arrest along with hundreds of activists and leaders of TJAC said that our genuine and justified struggle will continue till the issues will be resolved TJAC never believes in confrontation and prefers resolution of issues by negotiations but Delay delaying policies and pressure tactics of the government are the main cause for opting agitational path.
President TJAC appealed the teaching fraternity to be united at this crucial juncture irrespective of their position and posts and to show Solidarity with the SSA teachers, head teachers and RMSA masters at all levels.
He thanked all the teachers and the leaders of TJAC who participated in the mega protest and maintained discipline and showed patience in a difficult situation. He also thanked the people from and electronic media for their positive approach in highlighting the legitimate issues of teachers.
Reasons by GoI to suspend cross-LoC trade highly indefensible: Soz
Srinagar, April 23: Alleging that Prime Minister Narendra Modi wanted to promote propaganda for 2019 Lok Sabha elections by trying to bring Pakistan, Kashmir and whatever suits his imagination, senior Congress leader and former union minister Prof Saifuddin Soz on Tuesday said reasons being given for stopping Cross-Line of Control (LoC) trade were highly untenable and indefensible.
“PM Modi wants to promote propaganda for Election 2019 and tries to bring in Pakistan, Kashmir and whatever suits his imagination”, Soz said in a statement here.
He alleged that since everything is happening at the behest of Prime Ministers Office (PMO), stopping the LOC trade between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad all of a sudden, is seen by the trading communities on both sides, as part of a “trickery” aimed at the Election-2019.
Two electrocuted to death in Poonch
Srinagar, April 23: A police constable and a civilian died due to short circuit of 33KV transformer at Chungan Chroon area of Mendhar in Poonch district on Tuesday early morning.
Reports said that a constable (Follower) in JK police identified as Faiz son of Mohd Sharif age 40 year and a civilian Mohd Shabir son of Ab Rahim age 38 year died on the spot after they came in touch with a live wire.
SDPO Mendhar Neeraj Padyar also confirmed to a news agency that two people including a cop and civilian was dead when they came in touch with live wire after there was a short circuit in a Transfer. Meanwhile, SHO Mendhar also rushed to the spot to assess the situation.
World Book day celebrated at Sgr, Kup
Srinagar, April 23: To commemorate the World Book Day, Department of Libraries and Research organized a day-long book exhibition at S.P.S. Library Srinagar.
The day is observed annually across the world to promote book reading culture.
Deputy Director Libraries and Research Shaheena Khan inaugurated the exhibition where collection of books including Quranic manuscripts, paintings, references and some rare books were put on display.
Meanwhile, similar function to showcase rare books was held at District Library Kupwara. People from all walks of life turned up at the book exhibition.