On behalf on Honorary Teachers Federation Of India, GENERALISSIMO LEKH RANJAN B.PATRO despatched press release. Generalissimo Patro said, “Once again Government wants more 45 days to resolve salary Issue__which Is not acceptable, as Rehbar-E-Taleem has already given 19 days.
Further GENERALISSIMO PATRO said that the Government also refuses to release April salary according to 7th Pay Commission benefits.SO THERE WILL BE NO CHANGE IN ALREADY GIVEN PROTEST PROGRAMME.
Saraipally, June 1 ( HTFI ): The Rehbar-Taleem Teachers working under SSA have been deprived from  timely release of their  salaries and have pendency of many months salaries and pendency of arrears from years. The Jammu and Kashmir Rehabar-e-Taleem Teachers Forum has been representing the issue since a long time and is demanding its redressal.  However the honourable Education Minister had earlier sought a time limit of fifteen days to redress this grave issue but no workable solution was  sought out. Now when the forum came up with a protest programme from 4th of June onwards in order to press the government for delinking the salary of RETs from Sarva Shiksha Abhiyaan (SSA) and to link it with state sector,  consequently, the  honourable Education Minister called a meeting with the responsible representatives of the forum. Which was held here in Civil Secretariat Srinagar on 31st of May. In the meeting Chairman JKRETTF Gazi Abdul Aziz,  State President Vinod Sharma, Saleem  Sagar, Sukhdev Singh,  Ashiq Rasool, Qazi Tasleem,  Hyder Ali Khan,  Syed Misaq, Mumtaz Ahmad Shabir Ahmad Rah and other leaders participated. Though the Honourable Minister assured to redress the salary issue but , he  again wants more than a months time for its redressal. So it was observed in the meeting that  there was no sign of any good  development from the part of government regarding  the salary issue and government is   not in a good mood to resolve it soon  and wants  to be given more time for the resolution of this grave issue. Ironically being regularised as Genral Line Teachers and  availed  the 6th pay commission benifits,  the said teachers are now  being refused to pay their April salary as per  7th pay commission benifits ,till the  finance department will not  approve the 7th pay commission benifits  to SSA  RET teachers  , which is an open injustice with the said  teachers who have been dedicatedly working in the department since more than a decade.
Later the forum  called an emergency executive  body  meeting under the leadership of Generalissimo Patro,  Chairman Gazi Abdul Aziz and State President Vinod Sharma. As the salary is a legitimate right of an employee , The Jammu and Kashmir Rehbar-Teachers Forum  unanimously  decided  that forum  will firmly stand with the protest programme from 4th of June in order to mount  pressure on  the government for redressal of salary issue of the said teachers and the protest will continue till the issue gets resolved. Generalissimo Patro said, ”  we will   struggle at any  cast for the cause of those Rehbar-Taleem teachers who are suffering and government is putting their services on stake. He appealed all Rehabar-Taleem Teachers  and all the teachers unions to come forward at this crucial juncture and support the already given protest programme by the forum.
The Representatives of the forum who were present in the meeting are Chairman JKRETTF Gazi Abdul Aziz, State President Vinod Sharma, Saleem Sagar, Sukhdev Singh,  Qazi Tasleem,  Parvaiz Iqbal, Ashiq Rasool, Hyder Ali Khan, Peer Mushtaq, Pir Siraj, Mukhtar Ahmad , Azad Hussain, Syed Misaq, Shabir Ahmad Rah, Mumtaz Ahmad, Ali Mohammad, Mashooq Ahmad DP Badgam and many other leaders.
Central Committee
Honorary Teachers Federation Of India