Teachers’ Strike Over, DPS Budgam To Reopen On Monday


SRINAGAR — Crisis sparked by month long teachers strike in DPS Budgam is over, according to the management of the school.

In a short communication to the parents, school management Saturday said that the crisis is over and school will reopen from Monday.

“Dear Parent, Monday will be a normal working day. Issues resolved.”

Earlier SMS from the school to the students had assurances that the issue would be resolved soon.  “Dear Parent, We regret that the School will not open tomorrow. We are doing our best to resolve the issue,” the SMS sent on Friday read. 

Ms. Nazima Gul, representative of the protesting teachers confirmed that the issue has been resolved but refused to divulge details. “Sorry, I can’t comment on this on a personal level because there has been an intervention, all I can say is  the case has been resolved. Both the factions (teachers and workers) will resume their duties from Monday. I am not at liberty to divulge more details,” she told Kashmir Observer. 

According to the principal Mehfooz Aslam, “The problem had risen because as per the Fee Fixation Committee, we had set up a committee in our school and got the recommended 6% increment approved. But the teachers and workers later changed their mind and went on strike.” The management has agreed to set up a new committee to fix a new increment on the salaries of the teachers and workers, he told Kashmir Observer.  “The management had to budge simply because we don’t want the students to suffer,” Aslam said.

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