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Teachers’ Forum asks DSEK to release salaries of Head Teachers

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Srinagar: Jammu Kashmir Teachers Forum Tuesday wrote to the Directorate of School Education Kashmir (DSEK) asking it to release the pending salaries of Head Teachers working under the ertwhile Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan.
Hailing the state government’s recent decision to streamline SSA teachers, President of the Teachers’ Forum, Muhammad Akbar Khan said there was “still a section of nation builders who are feeling aggrieved as there is an inordinate delay in the solution of their problems”.
He said that the Head Teachers posted in SSA schools have been left to suffer “for no fault of theirs”.
“These masters having been appointed as General Line teachers by SSRB and later promoted by the department as masters were working on substantive posts prior to their posting in upgraded SSA schools… Soon after the SSA mess came to fore, the head teachers began to raise their concern as they were not the appointees of SSA but State employees working on substantive posts… The placement of the aggrieved masters on substantive posts was to be done in a short span of time, but for reasons better known to those at the helm, the process has hit a road block leaving thousands of masters fuming. The masters/headteachers are finding themselves in dire straits owing to the salary issue and their families are suffering incessantly in the wake of ever increasing financial constraints,” he added.
Khan appealed to Director School Education Kashmir and Chief Accounts Officer (DSEK) to resolve the issure in light of Government Order Number 49-EDU of 2019 Dated 08-02-2019.
He said that these masters had “already suffered a lot owing to a prolonged salary drought and the current situation does not raise their hopes either”. He added that the issues pertaining to conversion of the left out SSA teachers to Grade II as promised by te government had “overshot the given deadline of 15th April thereby raising the concerns of the concerned teachers”.

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