SSA teachers stage demo, seek salary release
‘WILL BOYCOTT CENSUS DUTY IF DEMAND NOT MET’
Bandipora, Jan 29: Hundreds of teachers working under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan here on Saturday staged massive demonstration against the alleged denial of their monthly remuneration from the last five months.
The teachers, under the banner of J&K Teachers Forum Bandipora, gathered outside the office of District Development Commissioner and sought immediate release of their salary. The agitated teachers threatened to boycott the ongoing census operations if their demand was not fulfilled immediately.
“The government sanctioned the salary, but the amount was withheld by the officials for reasons only known to them,” the aggrieved teachers told Greater Kashmir.
They said the SSA teachers working in other districts of the Valley had been receiving remuneration ever month.
“This speaks volumes about the indifferent attitude of the concerned officials towards the teaching fraternity here,” Teachers Forum, Zonal President Fayaz Ahmad Malik said.
The protestor later staged a sit-in blocking the Bandipore-Sopure road for three hours, disrupting the vehicular traffic.
After the assurance of Tehsildar, Mubashir Hussain Nazki that their demands would be taken up with the concerned officials, the protestors dispersed off peacefully.
The agitated teachers also submitted a memorandum to the Additional District Development Commissioner, Ghulam Muhammad Barkabo. “We have apprised the concerned officials about the issue who assured us of action,” he said.
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