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TJAC urges Governor for early release of 7th pay commission in favour of SSA teachers, head teachers and RMSA masters

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SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 23: Teachers’ Joint Action Committee President, Qayoom Wani, today urged upon the Governor of state, Satya Pal Malik, to resolve the issue of disbursement of salaries of SSA Teachers as per the 7th Pay Commission recommendations.

In a statement issued here, Wani hoped that the Committee headed by the Finance Secretary will make early recommendations for de-linking of salaries of SSA Teachers, head teachers and RMSA masters  from the erstwhile Central flagship scheme, which is a long pending demand of the teaching community. “We are sure that the new Governor would have discussed the issue with concerned authorities. We appeal to HIS Excellency for immediate resolution of issue as per the aspirations of the teaching community,” he added.

Referring to the fruitful discussion held with Advisor Khurshid Ahmad Ganaie on Saturday, Wani said, “The ongoing hunger strike of teachers is justified for the implementation of the legimate right of 7th pay commission which is a part of salary and for restoration of honour and dignity of the teaching fraternity.”

While addressing the flood of teachers wani said there is no justification to deny the 7th Pay Commission to the SSA teachers, head teachers and RMSA masters who have been regularized by a transparent process and are getting the benefits of 6th pay commission besides time bound promotions, regular increments.

“Wani condemned the police action on peaceful demonstration of teachers who were marching from Pratap park to Raj Bhavan to submit a memorandum to HIS Excelency Governor of Jammu and Kashmir for early redressal of 7th pay commission issue. Wani while speaking to the media persons before his arrest along with hundreds of activists and leaders of TJAC said that our genuine and justified struggle will continue till the issues will be resolved TJAC never believes in confrontation and prefers resolution of issues by negotiations, but delaying policies and pressure tactics of the government are the main cause for opting agitation,” reads the TJAC statement.

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