Jammu, November 30: The All Jammu and Kashmir Rehbar-e-Taleem (ReT) Teachers will go on a state level protest demonstration in Jammu from December 07. The protest will be against the alleged harassment of ReT teachers in the name of verification and screening test
The decision was made in a monthly meeting of All Jammu and Kashmir Rehbar-e-Taleem (ReT) Teachers Forum on Sunday. The meeting was convened by state president Vinod Sharma. Others who were present in the meeting were senior vice-president Younis Rahi and chief spokesperson of the forum Naresh Sharma. The speakers during the meeting called Education Department cruel. They alleged that the department has adopted and biased approach towards 65,000 ReT teachers of the state which is creating a sense of panic among them.
The Chief Spokesperson of the Forum, Vinod Sharma said, “ReT teachers have been serving with dedication in far-flung areas of the state, where more than 60 per cent schools are dependent and totally run by ReTs. Instead of appreciating them, the Education Minister is leaving no stone unturned to harass the ReT teachers by giving statements regarding screening and so-called verification, which will never be tolerated.”
While appealing all the ReT teachers to take part in theis state level protest, Vinod also highlighted some other problems faced by the teaching community during the meeting. He said that no salary has been issued to the teachers and masters appointed under the Sarv Shiksha Abhiyan were without salary for the last six months. The whole teaching community is suffering from some other problems like pending regularisation of ReT and KGBV teachers for the last-one-and-a-half years, pending dues of mid-day meal dues, transfer policy was not implemented and ban on board exam duty had not been lifted.