Delay in ‘Time bond’ promotions of RRT’s- a matter of serious concern!
By: Mushtaq Bhat
Reduced, Normal RRT’s are suffering government apathy for being ignored for due promotions for a long while now. These teachers were engaged as Rehbar e Taleem teachers on merit basis under the centrally sponsored scheme of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyaan vide Govt order No 396-Edu of 2000. During continuation of their duties, Govt issued an order (No 1289-DSEK of 2005) wherein a decision was taken that one Master to function as Head teacher shall be posted in each Middle School upgraded under SSA by corresponding “Reduction” of the post of teacher viz Rehbar e Taleem in the middle wing of the same school. The Rehbar e Taleem teacher thus became surplus due to this decision and were to be adjusted in the primary wing of the same school by effecting transfer of the regular teacher from the same wing and his/her honariums was to be drawn against the regular posts.
When we quote the above order, it is quite evident that all those teachers, figuring almost 672, were adjusted, shifted to regular posts by the Department itself in 2005. Now these teachers have completed more than 12 or 13 years and are still unable to get their time bond promotions which is due after completion of nine years only.
These teachers have appealed and sought interventions from the concerned quarters for their legitimate rights of time bond promotions but in return the Department held up the process and directed them to submit their files for transition to Grade 2. The question here is Grade 2 teachers, after struggled hard, were adjusted to supernumerary posts and finally Department was bound to adjust them on Substantive posts. But the lot of Reduced RRT’S are already shifted and adjusted to substantive posts, they are having proper and genuine orders and even entries on their service books besides drawing their salaries against normal posts through proper treasury system. Now, Why the Department is trying to undo its own order and is victimizing the lot?
These victimized teachers knocked the doors of Honorable Court which passed a judgment reading: we dispose the O.A with directions to Respondent i-e Commissioner/ Secretary to Government Education Department to consider the case of these applicants for in-Situ promotions.
However, the Department is still unable to consider the facts.
I am writing this piece with the hope that it will get noticed by people at the helm and they will consider all the facts in order to ease the sufferings of this victimized lot. Let the authorities initiate in-Situ time bond process in favour of these teachers without any further delay.