SAC approves re-hiring of subject specific teachers under Samagra Shiksha

Jammu

The State Administrative Council (SAC) which met on Friday under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik approved temporary re-hiring of eligible subject specific Teachers who have rendered their services during the last academic year 2018-19 to run classes in the 110 upgraded schools under RMSA.

Governor Satya Pal Malik chairing SAC meeting on Friday, March 8, 2019, at Jammu.

The School Education Department proposed re-hiring of these teachers from 11.03.2019 in winter zone schools and 01.04.2019 in summer zone schools up to 30.06.2019 or till the provision of regular teaching staff by the department by way of rationalization, whichever is earlier.

This decision has been taken to ensure the continuance of the academic activities in the schools situated mostly in far-flung areas and in the larger interest of the student community.  The re-hiring is also necessary in view of the likely imposition of Model Code of Conduct.

Pertinent to mention that 550 subject specific Teachers were engaged on a contract basis by School Education Department for one year (from 26.02.2018) in the 110 High Schools under erstwhile Centrally Sponsored Scheme RMSA, now Samagra Shiksha.  Teachers have been provided to run the classes of 9th and 10th in various subjects.

These candidates were engaged on the basis of recommendations of a Committee constituted by the School Education Department and are paid a consolidated salary as per MHRD approval. Their term of engagement came to an end on 25.02.2019.

The State Administrative Council (SAC) which met on Friday under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik accorded sanction to the extension of date of depositing of 2nd instalment of arrears of Old Tax regime under amnesty scheme for streamlining the implementation of Goods and Services Tax up to March 31 2019.

The amnesty scheme announced by the Government in February 2018, in addition to various other provisions, provides for 100% remission of penalty and interest on arrears of tax for dealers under the provisions of J&K VAT Act, 2005 (now repealed) and J&K Sales Tax Act, 1962.

As per the provisions of the scheme, it is mandatory for the dealers to pay the arrears, assessed/re-assessed /admitted up to the accounting year 2016-17 in three equal instalments. The due date for depositing of 2nd instalment expired on January 2019.

On the request from various stakeholders, the Government has decided to extend the date of depositing of 2nd instalment up to March 31 2019, so that the inconvenience faced by the dealers in depositing their instalment is addressed.

It may be mentioned that the 2nd instalment was due from 2001 dealers, out of which 817 dealers have deposited the 2nd instalment.

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