KGBV female teachers start 24X7 protests

Srinagar:  Scores of female teachers appointed under Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya (KGBV) central scheme Tuesday staged a protest in favour of their regularization.

Working under Centrally sponsored KGBV scheme in rural areas since 2004 to increase the girl child literacy rate, more than 700 female teachers were appointed in 99 KGBV centers across Jammu and Kashmir, but only 90 teachers were regularized so for.

The protesting female teachers assembled at Directorate of Education Office, assembled tents and declared that they will even hold night protests as well.

President KGBV Forum Mymona Khan told CNS that in May this year they had deferred the protest after Commissioner Secretary School Education Shaleen Kabra assured them that the regularization orders of KGBV teachers will be issued within four weeks. He is on record saying that the regularization issue of KGBV teachers is legal and genuine and will be resolved within one month, but the authorities backtracked from their commitment and forced female teachers to go for protests and demonstrations,” she said.

“We have been approaching to the higher authorities for our regularization from last several years and have also submitted all documents at direction office, but there is no response from them.” Khan said that they have been working in residential schools at upper primary level for girls belonging predominantly SC, ST, OBC and minority communities.

The teachers said that they will not move from the premises of Directorate of School Education and will continue their day and night protest till they are not regularized. (CNS)

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