National Conference on Saturday expressed dismay over termination of services of contractual lecturers, saying the move will hit the livelihood of scores of families.
A delegation led by Party’s Provincial President Nasir Aslam Wani, district president Srinagar Peer Afaq, Provincial President YNC Salman Ali Sagar met the protesting lecturers at Partap Park here.
While interacting with the protesting lecturers, Wani said the move of terminating the contract of lecturers was “reckless” and was bound to affect the living of scores of lecturers engaged by the education department.
“By doing away with services of lecturers midway in the current session the government is inadvertently affecting the studies of students,” he said.
Wani said the decision would add up to the number of unemployed youth in the state. He said the education department was already faced with shortage of teachers and other manpower.
“One fails to understand as to how the department will meet the scope of imparting education in the state. I urge the incumbent administration to roll back the order and resume their services as soon as possible so that normal classes are not affected,” said Wani
He said the need of the hour was to engage the serving contractual lecturers permanently. “The administration should immediately fill the vacancies in the education department and first preference in any case should be given to the contractual lectures that have been offering their services to the department since 2018,” Wani said.