ReT Teachers: Srinagar number lowest

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Out of 52155, city has 703 

Srinagar: Out of 52, 155 Rehber-e-Taleem (ReT teachers recruited in various districts of Jammu and Kashmir, Srinagar has got the lowest number with the appointment of just 703 ReT.

Despite an alarming paucity of the teachers in Srinagar, the government even finds it hard to engage ReTs in the city. The data reveals that Srinagar is at lowest in the entire state of Jammu and Kashmir while as in Jammu, there are 2862 ReTs.

The date available reveals that the highest number of ReTs have been engaged in north Kashmir’s Baramulla. The number in the district is 4847.

Though earlier there have been reports suggesting the political interference in the appointment of the ReT teachers, the civil society has been  asking for equal share in terms of the quality education in the state.

The date reveals that in Kuthua there are 2551 ReTs, in Udhampur the number is 3085, in Reasi, 2482, and in Doda, 3204. Similarly, in Ramban the number of such teachers is 1916 while as in Kishtwar there are 2029 ReT. Poonch district has 3478 ReTs whileas South Kashmir’s Anantnag district has 3626 ReTs.

In Kupwara, the number is 4844 whileas in Bandipora district the number is 3087. Budgam district has 2896 ReTs  and Ganderbal  has 1593. Pulwama has 1538 ReTs and Shopian and Kulgam  1166 and 2113 respectively.

  After five years of the initial service, the ReT teachers become permanent employees.. In the recent past, High Court has dismissed a petition challenging the government order giving benefit of five years service rendered by ReT teachers.

In a petition, the general line teachers had challenged the policy decision of  state cabinet of 19 July 2014, and a subsequent government order that five years service rendered by Rehbar-E-Taleem teachers before regularization shall count for the purpose of fixing their seniority and counting such service, notionally, for pensioner and other retirement benefits, wherever applicable.

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