Jammu Tawi, December 7
Thousands of RET Teachers from all the districts of the State today staged a protest demonstration at Exhibition Ground Jammu under the leadership of State President Vinod Sharma, under the banner of All J&K RET Teacher Forum to highlight the grievances of RET Teachers and against the callous attitude of the Govt. toward RETs.
The RET Teachers in the shape of procession marched towards the press club and Civil Secretariat and had a scuffle with the police personnel deployed outside the press club.
While speaking on the occasion Vinod Sharma lambasted the State Govt and the Education Deptt for their biased approach towards RET fraternity. He said that Regularization of RETs who have completed 5 years service 1 and half years back is still pending and they are harassed on the name of verification and screening tests where as the court has ordered only to screen the Degrees issued by Tuk shops/Fake Universities.
He said that verification of degrees has been initiated by the Department, since Aug.2015 and has not yet been completed which is a matter of great concern and the Education minister and his subordinates are giving humiliating statements against RET Community which will never be tolerated. He further said that the department has even failed to streamline the salary of SSA Teachers which is pending for last 6 to 8 months and the family members of thousands of teachers are on the verge of starvation. They are unable to provide basic family needs and even medicines to their ailing parents.
State Gen Secy Najam Jafri while speaking on the occasion said that in case their all grievances are not sorted out on priority basis they would hold state wide protests for which the Govt. would be personally responsible.