Rehbar eTaleem (ReT) teachers forum has expressed its gratitude to the Director School Education Kashmir (DSEK) Dr Shah Faesal for assuring them that their long pending issues would be settled soon.
In a statement issued here, a ReT spokesman said a delegation under the chairmanship of Farooq Ahmad Tantray met DSEK and discussed various issues being confronted by the ReT community.
"We raised the issues of degrees obtained through distance mode from KU, JU, IGNOU, MANUU and other recognized universities and requested the exemption of the same from Screening Test," the statement said.
Dr Faesal, according to the statement, said the issues were being discussed with Secretary Education and hopefully the order issued earlier will be modified within a week. "This will bring relief to the candidates who have obtained degrees from distance mode and they will be exempted from the test," the statement reads.
On the issue of time bound promotions, DSEK according to the statement has opined that around 1600 files have been approved and it is hoped the list would be ready within couple of days.
"Shah Faesal clarified that the regularization process of un-confirmed ReTs has not been halted. The process is on and department is particular about the regularization of ReTs and the documentation of files is taken up and instructions have been passed to speed up the process."
The statement said the DSEK praised the ReT teaching community for working with commitment and passion in educational institutions and lauded their contribution in academic excellence of the state.
"Dr Shah Faesal has taken the education department in new direction and we extend full support and cooperation from ReT community to DSEK's initiatives and policies," the statement said.