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Altaf Bukhari urges LG Sinha to re-hire 550 teachers under RMSA


SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Apni Party President Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari on Wednesday urged Lt. Governor Shri Manoj Sinha for re-hiring of Subject-Specific PG teachers under Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) in Jammu and Kashmir.

Earlier, a deputation of RMSA teachers called on the Party President Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari and apprised him about the injustice meted out to Subject Specific teachers, who were first engaged and then government discontinued their services.

“About 550 teachers in total 320 in Jammu Division and 230 in Kashmir division were employed in the 110 upgraded high schools under RMSA as per MHRD guidelines for teacher recruitment across India. The delegation further stated that these teachers were unjustly discontinued by the government”.

Demanding justice for the RMSA teachers, Bukhari urged the Governor to address the issue. “The plight of these teachers is of grave concern; I hope the government will ensure justice without any further delay”. Despite clear directives from the court, the issue of their continuation remains pending without any reasonable justification.

Bukhari said that “hard work and dedication must always be recognised and appreciated”, demanding continuation of RMSA teachers. “With the delay in implementation of court orders they are deprived of a sustainable livelihood,” he added.

He further stated that these teachers have exhausted the option of alternate occupations after they were engaged by the government under Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) and the government must address their grievances promptly.


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