Salary woes: ReTs hold protest in Srinagar

Zubair Sofi

Srinagar

Hundreds of Rehbar-e-Taleem teachers on Wednesday protested against what they termed the lackadaisical approach of authorities in failing to address their woes.

The teachers assembled in press enclave Srinagar and raised slogans against the state government. They were carrying banners demanding the salaries of last six months.

Farooq Ahmad Tantary, the chairperson of the forum said that due to non-payment of salary their families are at the verge of starvation, and they are not able to pay fees of their wards. Besides, the Eid is approaching.

The teachers claimed that the tall claims of streamlining of ReT salaries from April by education minister Altaf Bukhari have fallen flat and teachers are made to suffer for none of their faults.

The chairman also demanded the absorption of Sarwa Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) teachers in the state plan so they too receive their due at the end of the every month from the state budget. “We never want to leave our institutions rather we work in the difficult situations in the most inaccessible areas of the state. But the financial constraints have forced us to hit the streets and voice for our genuine rights,” he said.

They warned that if government failed to release the salaries, then they will have to face the worst.

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