Government teachers in Jammu and Kashmir will observe a two-day strike beginning tomorrow to press for their demands for regularisation of their pay grade and promotion for under graduate trained teachers.
"We announce two-day statewide strike on May 8 and 9 to press for the demands of regularisation of head masters, lecturers and other teaching staff in their own pay and grade and also overdue promotion of under graduate trained teachers in the state," All Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh Teacher's Federation (AJKLTF) president Balwan Singh Jamwal told reporters here Monday.
Flanked by chief spokesman of Joint Coordination Committee (JCC) of all J&K government employees Ram Kumar Sharma, Jamwal expressed concern over dilly-dallying tactics adopted by the state government to concede the genuine demands of the teaching fraternity.
"Inspite of repeated memorandums, government failed to promote the under graduate trained teachers working in the education department after 2004", he said.
Government should also fill all vacancies of teachers, senior teachers, masters, headmasters, lecturers, ZEOs and principals and provide cash in lieu benefits to teaching fraternity and removal of pay anomalies besides framing a transfer policy immediately, Jamwal said.
While the teachers will take out a rally to protest over the attitude of government over their demands on May 8 in the winter capital, Jammu, it will gherao civil secretariat in Srinagar, the summer capital on May 9 to press for their demands.