MUSHTAQ UL ISLAM
Pulwama: Jammu and Kashmir Contractual Teachers Association Sunday appealed governor, N N Vohra to frame a job policy for 8000 temporarily engaged teachers across the state.
The JKCTA , in a meeting held here, said that that previous governments have pushed thousands of educated youth into a state of mental “distress and agony due to uncertainty attached to their job and fate of their carrier.”
The p[resident of the association said that Directorate of school education asked applications for contractual hiring of unemployed trained teachers of the state against clear vacancies and around eight thousand candidates were selected vide order No: 482-EDU of 2014, dated:- 02-07-2014.
“The candidates were selected among60,000 applicants who applied for the posts on the basis of merit and criteria of services selection recruitment board,” said president of the association.
“We applied to these posts with the hope that our services will be continued and government would frame a policy on the pattern of contractual teachers of 2006 that were absorbed within education department,” he said.
He said that majority of the candidates were on the verge of crossing the maximum age criteria for applying to government jobs. “Out of eight thousand candidates 112 hold doctorate degree and rest are postgraduates with Med/Bed degrees,” Mudasir Ahmad Bhat, sectary of the association said.
The association has appealed governor of the state to intervene into the matter and frame a continuation policy to end suffering of educated unemployed youth of the state.