Appeal to Hon’ble LG

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Dear Editor,
I would like to convey to the J&K Government through your newspaper, that we were appointed as Physical Education Teachers under ‘Rehbar-e-Khail’ scheme in 2019. The scheme was envisaged to overcome the ever growing unemployment crisis in the then state of Jammu and Kashmir.
Almost 3000 highly talented youth having qualified, Ph.D., M.Phil; NET, SET were employed under this scheme. The initial salary was fixed at Rs.30,00 per month which is a meagre amount for survival amid the growing inflation and is a fraction of minimum wages guaranteed under the constitution of India. We were given to understand that the government is committed to sympathetically revise the policy from time to time to alleviate our grievances.
In this regard, honourable Lt Governor had constituted a high level committee to look into the matter in Feb 2020. Since then, we did not hear any statement from the concerned authorities vis-a-vis our future. The silence of Government over the issue has only increased our stress levels as we foresee a dark future. Government is requested to sympathetically consider our genuine demands.
With profound regards
Syed Aijaz
Ph.D. Research Scholar
Duroo, Sopore

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