The Jammu and Kashmir government on Thursday issued regularisation orders for Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya (KGBV) teachers.
Interestingly, the female teachers were waiting for the regularisation of their services for past ten years.
The regularisation orders were passed on Thursday by Commissioner Secretary school education department Shaleen Kabra.
"One time relaxation to the government order number 396-Edu of 2000 read with government order number 1670-Edu of 2003 to the extent of providing for engagement by transfer of KGBV teachers against SSA posts," reads the order signed by Kabra.
"These officials shall be deemed to have been appointed in SSA on the date they were engaged in KGBVs."
Meanwhile, State President KGBV teachers Forum Mymoona Khan has expressed gratitude to the Education Minister, Commissioner Secretary education and Director school education of Kashmir and Jammu division.
"It is a welcome step from government as we were waiting for this order from past one decade. It was our genuine demand and we are thankful to the education minister and administration for fulfilling their commitment," Mymoona Khan said.
The government in its order has given authorisation to the Director School Education (DSE) Kashmir and Jammu to utilize the SSA vacancies for the regularisation of KGBV teachers as a first charge against SSA posts. "Transfer of KGBV teachers against SSA posts shall be ordered in the respective districts," reads the order.
Moreover the department has decided to utilize the vacancies of adjacent districts in case the requisite posts are not available within the respective districts of teachers.
"The posts in other districts will be used as a temporary measure till the posts become so available."
The KGBV teachers transferred to the SSA scheme shall be subject to all the provisions of ReT scheme, as ordered from time to time.
"But no engagement should be made on ReT pattern under KGBV scheme, and instead the same shall only be made strictly as per the provisions of the scheme," reads the government order.