Jammu, September 17 : The State Executive Council of Teachers Guild Jammu and Kashmir under the chairmanship of its President Nasir Ahmed Qurashi met Director School Education Jammu H.R. Pakhroo in his office chamber. The President of Teachers Guild was accompanied by Vijay Kumar Sharma, General Secretary of Teachers Guild, Varinder Kumar Vice President, Sardar Balbir Singh, Narayan Baru, Pawan Kumar and Joginder Singh.
The members of the Teachers Guild presented a document to the Director School Education Jammu containing aims, objectives, vision, mission and different cells of Teachers Guild. A charter of demands was also presented to the Director School Education which includes immediate demand of imposition of ban on mid-session transfers. The Director School Education Jammu expressed his helplessness in discussing the contents of the document presented by Teachers Guild due to his busy schedule besides his some domestic problems as stated by him to the members of Teachers Guild during the meet. But, the Director School Education Jammu assured the members of Teachers Guild to give time for threadbare discussion on the document and different cells of Teachers Guild within fortnight. It is worthwhile to mention here that Teachers Guild Jammu and Kashmir has constituted different cells namely Academic cell, Subject and language Cell, Training Cell, Literary Cell, Art and Culture Cell, Sports and Other Events Cell, Retired Educationist Cell, Legal and RTI Cell, Social Cell, Gender Cell and Intellectuals Cell. The functions of “Literary Cell” are now started under the organizer-ship of Dr. Mushtaq Ahmed Wani, an eminent and established Urdu writer of India and a working Master of school education department Jammu. It is pertinent to mention here that Teachers Guild Jammu and Kashmir is the sole trade union of Northern India which is working as NGO too.
The charter of demands consisted on various important points like; Review of all city to city, HRA to HRA and zero kilometer transfers which were done in last six months, Release of funds for payment of salary to the teachers and masters working under SSA and RMSA schemes, Funds for payment of salary to the R-e-T teachers, regularized R-e-T teachers working under SSA scheme, Dislocation Allowance in favour of those teachers, masters and lecturers who serving in rural and other far flung areas, Leave encashment for teachers, masters and lecturers, Senior Teacher grade for trained under graduate teachers, Removal of Pay Anomaly of master grade, Funds for drawal of fourth installment of sixth pay commission, Enhancement in Medical Allowance in favour of teachers community, Re-organization of Educational Zones in the light of new administrative units and CD blocks, Regularization of contractual, contingent paid workers and seasonal teachers, Funds for Mid-day meal requirements, funds for payment of pending arrears of Rehbar-e-taleem teachers and regularized Rehbar-e-taleem teachers, Regularization of In-charge ZEOs, ZEPOs, Head-masters and Lecturers etc.
After meeting with Director School Education Jammu, the members conveyed an urgent meeting at its headquarters Jammu wherein a strong resentment was observed by the teachers community about the present scenario of School education department which has presently become only a shop for transfers. In the meeting the formation of district and zonal councils for Kathua, Rajouri, Poonch, Reasi, Anantnag, Budgam and Kishtwar was also discussed and shortlisted the names of masters and teachers for such councils. A nine members committee was also constituted for survey and assessments of such schools, which were affected badly in recent natural calamity and required immediate repairs and infrastructure.