Another shocker for SSA teachers, salary offered sans 7th pay commission benefits

ESS AHMAD. Dated: 6/8/2018 10:40:51 AM

Teachers write to DDOs not to release their salary

SRINAGAR, June 7: In one more shocker to the SSA teachers working in state run schools across the state, Jammu and Kashmir government has released one month salary in their favour as per the 6th pay commission only, puncturing its claims of having approved the 7th pay commission for its employees.
SSA teachers in the state are without salary from the last three to four months. These teachers from last several months have been frequently hitting the roads for release of their salaries on time. Following the protests and threats by various teachers' unions of going for an indefinite lockout if their salary is not delinked and released before Eid, the education minister, Choudhary Zulfiqar last week announced that the state government will release the pending salaries of SSA teachers out of its own resources till the issue of their salary is resolved.
However, much to the shock and disappointment of thousands of these gullible teachers, the government, sources said, dispersed only one month salary to its Chief Education Officer, that too as per the 6th pay commission.
"After the announcement of the education minister we were expecting the release of all our pending salary. But ironically the authorities have disbursed just a one month salary to the district chiefs and zonal education officers that too without the benefits of 7th pay commission," a representative of SSA teachers, Khurshid Ahmad told Kashmir Times.
Ahmad said that in the first place, the release of only one month salary won’t suffice the teachers on the occasion of Eid and secondly releasing the same without benefits of 7th pay commission is not acceptable at all.
Another teacher, Farooq Ahmad, said that the disbursement of salary for the month of April without the recommendation of 7th pay commission has clearly belied the claims of the government of having implemented the 7th pay commission.
In protest against what the teachers say the denial of their right, presidents of many educational zones have written to their DDOs not to release their salary for April without the benefits of the recently approved commission.
"Your goodself is requested to withhold the salary released for the month of April as Teachers Joint Action Committee (TJAC) has circulated a formal request not to release the same for not accommodating the 7th pay commission recommendation benefits in it. However, if you are going to release the salary of February there is no objection," reads a letter written by zonal presidents ReT teachers forum Bijbehara. Similar letters have been written by the representatives of many other educational zones with copies for information to chief education officers.



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