Strike of polytechnic academic arrangement staff enters 13th day
All J&K Polytechnics Academic Arrangements Association (AJKPAAA) continued their dharna at exhibition ground Jammu on the 13th consecutive day today. The protest was led by Ankush Gupta.
All the Academic staff of various colleges from Jammu division participated in the dharna and the teaching work remained suspended in all the Polytechnic colleges.
Addressing the media, Ankush Gupta alleged that the department is even not bothering about those who have given 25 years of their youth to the department.
He said that department itself accepted in the legislative council that out of 313 posts of lecturers 248 are vacant where as out of 89 posts of demonstrators 80 posts are vacant and the academic arrangements are engaged against these clear vacancies, who are the real pillars of the Technical Education Department in running their 24 Polytechnics smoothly.
Deepakshi, another contractual lecturer said that academic arrangements are paid a consolidated salary and are obeying all rules and regulations of contractual.
She alleged that department deliberately used the term the academic arrangements to deprive them from the regularization benefits of J&K Civil Services Act 2010.
She said that on just Rs 6500 and Rs 7000 they are working even side their home districts and are serving in far flung areas like Kishtwar, Ramban, Doda, Poonch etc.
The association also appealed to the Technical Education Minister to intervene in their matter as the department in not serious regarding them.
They further said that their demand of including them into JK Civil services act or to frame regularization policy for them should be addressed otherwise they will intensify their stir .
Kanav Gupta, Sanjeev Choudary, Rakesh Bhatt, Atul Kodhi, Gagan Partap, Harmeet Kour, Renu Kotwal, Itika Sharma, Pooja Gupta, Renuka Rajput, Bhawana Raina, Ruchi Gupta, Shivali Sharma , Narrotam Sharma, Tarun Gupta, Neena Gupta, Himani Dubey, Sunil Bhatti, Bhawana, Vidhu Puri, Rakesh Kumar Dupinder were also presented on the occasion. GKNN