ReT Forum protests for SSA salary, other issues
STATE TIMES NEWS
JAMMU: All J and K RET Teachers Forum on Thursday held protests at all the district headquarters for the release of pending SSA salary which is pending for last 3 to 6 months in many districts of the State.
There is also a huge pendency of pay and DA arrears of regularized ReTs under SSA.
At Jammu, protest was held in front of the office of the State Project Director (SPD) , SSA where hundreds of ReT teachers gathered under the chairmanship of State President Vinod Sharma, State Vice President Bhupinder Singh, State Chief Coordinator Sukhdev Singh Sumbria, Provincial President Rajesh Jamwal and District President Subash Chander.
Vinod Sharma, while addressing the protesters, criticized the government for its failure to provide the salaries to SSA teachers and forcing them to come on roads.
He said that the families of these teachers are on verge of starvation and they are unable to provide basic necessities to them.
He demanded immediate release of their salaries and also sought the intervention of Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister in this regard and threatened to hold state vide protest if the SSA salaries are not streamlined at the earliest and harassment of ReTs on the name of screening test and transfer policy is not stopped.
Later a memorandum of demands was submitted to the government through the SPD. At Poonch, ReT Teachers Forum members under the chairmanship of State General Secretary Najam Jafri assembled at Parade Park and marched towards DC Office via CEO Office.
At Udhampur hundreds of ReT Teachers led by District President Lekh Raj Parihar gathered at CEO Office and submitted a memorandum of demands to the government.
At Doda Distt. President Sajad Malik, Vice President Anita Kiran and Gen. Secy. Wahid Wani led the protest and at Ramban Distt. President Gulzabir Daing and Provincial Sr. Vice President Shahnawaz Hussain led the protest of from Dak Bunglow Ramban to DC office. At Rajouri protest was led by State Chief Spokesperson Naresh Sharma and Distt. President Manzoor Khan from CEO Office to DC Office after passing through the main city. The agitating RET Teachers were Shouting slogans in support of their demands and demanding immediate release of their SSA and other salaries.
At Kathua Rakesh Singh, Varinder Singh , Pawan Sharma, Mahesh Kumar and senior leader Pankaj Verma led the demonstration from Shaheed Bhagat Singh Park to D.C office and submitted a memorandum of demands to the government through DC.
At Reasi Distt President Balwan Singh and Vice President Ashish Gandotra led the protest and at Kishtwar Distt. President Tahir Masood led the protest and Samba District President Dinesh Singh led the protest of ReTs and submitted a memorandum to the government through D.C.
Similar protests were held at other Distt. Head quarters of the state.