Contractual teachers stage protest
DEMAND REVOCATION OF WORKLOAD ORDER
Srinagar, June 24: Scores of contractual teachers Friday staged a protest here against an order by Higher Education department which they said had rendered 1100 of them jobless.
Teachers, wearing black arm bands, under the banner of Jammu and Kashmir College Contractual Teachers Association (JKCTA), assembled at Press Enclave here this afternoon and staged a sit-in against what they termed “government’s indifference.”
Protesters were demanding revocation of order of higher education (No.Edu-Coll/Circular/Workload/2010 dated 21-2-2010).
They alleged that the order was against the UGC norms and had rendered 1100 of the contractual teaching staff jobless. “The Workload circular has limited teacher’s job to that of Munshi (record keeper) as we have to teach 150 to 200 students which is the gross violation of UGC norms,” they added.
“There has to be some policy in place. It can’t go like this. This is sheer exploitation,” said the president of JKCTA Fayaz Ahmad.
The lecturers asked government to revoke the order forthwith. “If government fails to fulfill our demands we will g on a indefinite strike,” protesters said.
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