by Urvat Il Wuska
SRINAGAR: All Jammu And Kashmir College Contractual Teachers Association (JKCCTA) on Tuesday held a protest here in Srinagar demanding job security policy in the higher education department.
A group of contractual college teachers from various district of Kashmir assembled here in press enclave holding placards and banners in their hands which reads, “Save our future”, We want job security” and “Regularise our services”.
The protesting teachers said that they are serving the department from the last 20 years and are facing many problems.
“Most of them who are working on academic arrangement basis in different colleges have not received salaries since 2019,” said the Teachers, adding that they are forcefully replaced by unjustifiable transfers.
Dr Muhammad Iqbal spokesperson JKCCTA said, “though we are appointed by a competent authority, our demands are never addressed and preferences are given to low qualified people.”
“Despite the fact that government initiated the process of regularization for us but unfortunately the process is always left halfway,” he said, adding that “we only want to have job security.”
Dr Fayaz Ahmad another college contractual teacher said, “we are educated people and we are now on roads for raising our demands, all of the contractual teachers are on the verge of starvation as our salaries are not released and facing job securities.”
“Like other states of the country, where contractual faculty members are given permanent jobs, we also need to have these kinds of policies in Kashmir,” he said.
“Our issues are already raised in court but the government is taking advantage of the pandemic and our problems are kept unsolved for a long time,” he added.
“So we want to convey our message to the chief justice that his orders are being violated by the government,” said the protesting college contractual teachers.