STATE TIMES NEWS
POONCH: Jammu Kashmir Teachers’ Association (JKTA) on Tuesday organised conferences at Poonch under the chairmanship of District President Poonch JKTA Ishaq Khayal and at Rajouri under the leadership of District President JKTA Mohd Mahroof.
UT President JKTA/National Convenor AIPRUF Bhupinder Singh was the Chief Guest in both conferences and UT Vice Chairman JKTA Javed Chouhan, UT Patron Kuldeep Katoach, UT Convenor Irfan Bajran,UT Coordinator Sunil Salaria, UT Advisor Shoket Chouhan, UT Deputy Secretary Farooq Tanha , District Chairman Shafiq Chouhan , Provincial Vice President Uttam Singh, Provincial Publicity Secretary Joginder Singh and Surjeet Singh were special guests on the occasion .
While speaking on the occasion Bhupinder Singh raised the burning issues of the teaching fraternity. He appealed the government to frame a comprehensive transfer policy in favour of teachers appointed under ReT scheme as they have been serving in same schools for last more than 21 years. Raising issue of inclusion of 5 years ReT period for seniority benefits , he sought the favour of the department in the court to resolve it.
He appealed the LG administration to restore old pension scheme for all the NPS employees of Jammu and Kashmir appointed after January 1, 2010 so that their post retirement life not be in trouble. He also demanded rationalisation of teaching staff to overcome the shortage of staff in rural areas where many schools are under staff. Others who also spoke on the occasion were Jasbir Singh Thakur, sadiq Poswal, Latief, Mohd Farooq, Tahir Javid, Haresh Sharma, Satwant Singh, Sanjeev Kumar, Subash Dutta, Chander Dutta, Dharam Paul, Mohd Razaq, Parvaiz Ahmed, Sarafraj Lone, Qayoom Thaker, Ghain Singh, Rajive Kumar, Raghunath Singh, Mohd Azam, Mohd Raiz, Som Parkash, Mohd Aslam, Javid Choudhary, Imtiaz Malik, Mumtaz Tabassum, Asrar Pathan, Riaz Ahmed, Shakeel Khatana, Mehmood Ahmed, Gurvinder Singh, Sahil Sharma, Ghani Perdasi, Masood Kasana, Muji Bur Rehman, Mohd Saleem, Javid Malik And Ajaz Ahmed.