Amid rain, hundreds of Rehbar-e-Taleem (ReT) teachers on Saturday protested here in Srinagar and demanded fulfillment of their long pending demands including streamlining of their salaries as the government has failed to release salaries for four months.
The teachers under the aegis of Jammu Kashmir Rehbar-e-Taleem Teachers Forum assembled at press enclave here and were led by Chairman Farooq Ahmad Tantray. Shouting slogans in favour of their demands and against State Government, the protesters demanded the release of salaries of 45,000 teachers working under SSA and RMSA.
On the occasion, ReT teachers warned the Government of prolonged agitation if their demands are not met. “Our 45,000 teachers are without salaries from last six months but the attitude of Government and Education Minister is condemnable. We won’t bow down before Government nor will we sit silent,” they said.
They also demanded regularization of ReT teachers who have completed their five-year term. The other demands of the ReT teachers include implementation of transfer policy and promotions of 5000 ReT teachers.
The government is humiliating the nation builders,” they said, adding “whenever the teachers raise a voice in favour of their demands the government rakes up the screening test issue.”