Demanding continuation of their services, temporary teachers held a strong protest demonstration on Wednesday in the Press Enclave.
The protesters were carrying placards and banners in support of their demands.
Chanting slogans “we want justice”, “continuation is our right” they said that they are being victimised since long.
While addressing the protesting teachers, their leaders sought to justify the demand for continuation of their service.
“As the vacations in winter zone are ending on February 24 and the Government formation is taking time, we appeal to the higher authorities especially Governor of the state, chief sectary, secretary education, divisional commissioner Kashmir and director school education to order continuation of our service till the new establishment takes over,” they said.”
According to sources 8475 teachers are working as on contractual basis as there are at least thousand vacancies lying vacant in the department.
“We urge the authorities to fulfil these vacancies by experienced and qualified teachers,” the protesters demanded.
The alleged, “Government is recruiting 12th pass students for RT teachers who are not able to teach but higher educated candidates are being ignored.
The protesters announced to organize a similar demonstration very soon if their demands are not considered.