Jammu Tawi, December 15
Various ReT Teachers under the banner of All J & K ReT Teachers’ Forum today staged a protest outside Press Club Jammu against the callous and biased approach of the State Education Department towards more than 60 thousands ReT Teachers of the state. The protest demonstration was led by state President JKRTTF, Vinod Sharma.
Holding placards and banners in their hands and shouting slogans like: Screening test drama ” band karo ,band karo” , 6 mahine ki band SSA salary “Release karo , Release karo” , Transfer policy “lagu karo”, ReT ki harassment “band karo”
etc they marched towards Civil Secretariat and after passing through Gumat bazaar and bus Stand reached at Indira Chowk and sat there on dharna for about an hour during the process they had a strong scuffle with the already deployed corps and movement of traffic remained jammed.
While addressing the huge gathering, Vinod Sharma lambasted and flayed the anti ReT policies of the state Education Department. He said that SSA salary which is a chronic problem has not been streamlined and is pending for last more than 6 months in almost all the districts of the state and the families of these teachers are on the verge of starvation as SSA teachers are unable to provide proper food and clothing to their children and medicines to their ailing parents.
He further said that Teachers regularised under ReT scheme be designated as teachers and not by a created term ” RRT” and be brought under same transfer policy as for general line teachers by implementing honourable high court order and regularisation process be speeded up .
Meanwhile the executive body of forum threatened to launch statewide protests and gherao the Assembly in coming days if the screening test order is not revoked and SSA salary is not released immediately and they appealed the Chief Minister and the Deputy Chief Minister to personally intervene in the matter of screening test and SSA salary so that thousands of ReTs of the state may not suffer any more.