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NEW DELHI: Teachers working under SSA and RMSA in J&K on Monday staged protest cum hunger strike at Jantar Mantar here seeking benefits of Seventh Pay Commission.
Led by Vinod Sharma, J&K President ReT Teachers Forum, the protesting teachers under the banner of Jammu and Kashmir Teachers’ Joint Action Committee (TJAC) assembled at Jantar Mantar and raised slogans in support of their demands. State Chief Coordinator Sukhdev Singh Sumbria, State Vice President Gulzabir Daing and Provincial President Jammu Rajesh Jamwal were also present.
Vinod Sharma said that 41,000 regularised ReT Teachers and Masters in J&K have been deprived of 7th Pay Commission by the J&K Government till date, even though more than 4.5 lakh employees of the State have been getting 7th Pay Commission benefit since April 2018. He further said that the salaries of these teachers are not even paid on monthly basis and they have to wait for months together for the same due to which the families of these teachers are suffering badly as they are unable to provide proper food and clothing to their children and medicines to their ailing parents.
Daing and Jamwal appealed to the Central Government to intervene in this regard by issuing necessary directions to Governor’s administration to immediately implement Seventh Pay Commission in favour of protesting teachers and masters so that their families may not suffer any more and they may not be forced to further intensify their stir.
Sukhdev Sumbria, Mahesh Kumar, Raj Kumar Dubey, Balwan Singh, Pankaj Verma, Surjeet Singh, Nasser Bhat, Ravinder Singh, Rajeet Singh, Vishal Dev Singh, Mohammad Ashraf, Manoj Kumar, Hari Lal, Sahil Sambyal, Sham Singh, Pankaj Singh, Amit Gupta, Rajinder Singh, Anil Kumar, Vishal Sharma and Rajinder Sharma also joined the protest at Jantar Mantar.
Meanwhile, the ongoing indefinite chain hunger strike launched by TJAC at Jammu entered 26th day.
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