‘Govt Denying 7th Pay Commission Benefits To Teachers’

SRINAGAR — The Employees Joint Action Committee (EJAC) has hit out at the Governor, S P Malik’s, administration saying that it was denying the benefits of the 7-th pay commission to different categories of teachers including those employed under the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA).

President EJAC and chairman Teachers Joint Action Committee (TJAC), Abdul Qayoom Wani, chaired an emergency meeting of TJAC over the issue at Srinagar.

Wani said that earlier the matter was discussed with Governor’s Advisor Khurshid Ahmed Ganie, Secretary Education Ajit Kumar Sahu, Director Education Kashmir Gh. Nabi Itoo and they had assured that salaries as per 7-th pay commission will be released in favour of SSA Teachers, head teachers and RMSA masters and head masters from September 2018.

“The demand was described as genuine and justified besides other demand of linking of salaries with state sector and creations of posts. On the directions of the Governor, the decision was publicly announced by Advisor Khurshid Ahmed Ganie at hunger strike camp under the banner of TJAC  at Partap Park before huge gathering of print and electronic media and thousands of teachers who had come for solidarity with their brothers on hunger strike. But it is unfortunate that the of September in accordance with 7th pay commission benefits has not been released,” he said.

EJAC president said that it “seems government is only buying time and this attitude tells upon the credibility of Governor, his Advisors in particular.”

Wani said that “if bureaucrats of Governor’s Administration are not in a position to implement the decision of Governor and his commitment with the teachers how come common people can expect justice in this state of affairs.”

Wani has warned of dire consequences if commitment made with the teachers was not fulfilled.


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