ReT Teachers Protest To Seek 7th Pay Commission Benefits

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SRINAGAR — The Rehbar-e-Taleem (ReT) teachers on Monday staged a protest in Srinagar demanding implementation of seventh pay commission benefits and release of pending salaries.

Hundreds of ReT teachers—under the banner of Jammu and Kashmir Rehbar-e-Taleem Teachers Forum— assembled at Press Enclave in Srinagar on Monday and staged a protest, demanding implementation of seventh pay commission, de-linking of their salary from Government of India, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) and release of pending salaries.

Holding placards, which read, De-link Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan teachers’ salaries from MHRD, implement 7th pay commission as promised immediately, besides other slogans, the protestors threatened to launch a sit-in protest in winter capital Jammu from December 10 if their demands were not fulfilled at the earliest.

Advisor to Governor Khurshid Ahmad Ganai had in August announced that the seventh pay commission will be extended to ReT teachers. But after more than three months, the announcement has remained an announcement only, they alleged.

“Our demands are genuine and should be fulfilled at the earliest. Our salaries should be delinked from MHRD and pending salaries should be released immediately so that we can take care of our families,” they said.

They said if their demands were not fulfilled they will launch a sit-in protest in winter capital Jammu from December 10.

 

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