JAMMU: To continue their struggle, Rehbar-e-Taleem (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 Jammu province assemble at Press Club Jammu. The sit in five days protest call was given by the Jammu and Kashmnir Rehabar-e-Taleem Teachers Forum (JKReTTF) headed by its Chairman Farooq Ahmed Tantary.
In Jammu, the sit in protest was led 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 Seventh Pay Commission in favour of more than 41,000 teachers of the State. Leaders of the forum said that they are state employees on the basis 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 Rs 1,500 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 employes including sixth pay commission but their recent 7th Pay Commission were stopped by the State Government reasons best known to government.
Bhupinder said that if their demands including implementation of Seventh Pay Commission, regularization, time bound promotions, yearly increments which were stopped from past some time by the government were not fulfilled they were intensify their protests.
Teachers from all over the Provence including from District Ramban, Doda, Kishtwar, Udhumpur, Rajouri, Poonch, Samba, Jammu and Kathua staged their sit -in protest at Press Club Jammu.
Others present in the protest were Muzafar Wani, M.M Pathan, Neenu Lata, Khalil Khan, Javeed Chohan, Pritam Dhiman, Pawan Kumar, Aftab Tantary, Sunil Bhardwaj, Kamal Singh, Hamid Nabaz, Ishaq Rashid, Kuldeep Katoch, Majeeb ur Rehman, Bharat Singh Nag, Sameena Kouser, Drub Singh, Sudhir Singh, Ahmed Khan and Gulnaz Chohan.