Resolve SSA issue or face Civil Secretariat march on July 11: EJAC to govt

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Srinagar, President EJAC Abdul Qayoom Wani on Wednesday asked the government to resolve the issue of SSA teachers by July 10 or they will hold a a peaceful march from Sheri Kashmir Park Srinagar to Civil Secretariat on 11 July to show solidarity with the teaching fraternity and press for resolution of ‘their justified and genuine demands’ and a memorandum will be presented to Government.
Ab Qayoom Wani warned that if Govt failed to take concrete steps in releasing 7th pay commission in favour of SSA teachers, Head teachers and RMSA Masters, then Five lakh employees of the state will fight shoulder to shoulder with teaching fraternity for their legitimate rights.
Wani asked the leadership of EJAC to make 11 July peaceful protest a historical and result oriented and remain in touch with the volunteers of EJAC.
This was decided during a session of Employees Joint Action Committee held at its central office under the chair of President EJAC Ab Qayoom Wani in which all state leaders, and presidents of departmental unions affiliated with EJAC participated.
The agenda of the meeting was only to resolve the burning issue of implementation of 7th Pay Commission to SSA teachers, Head teachers and RMSA Masters, and linking their salary with State sector.
All the leaders present in the meeting termed the issue very sensitive and based on logic. It was felt that Govt is unnecessarily harassing SSA teachers and RMSA Masters by debarring them from 7th pay commission which is unacceptable to the employee fraternity.
“The nation builders are in mental trauma and it can directly or indirectly effect the academics of lakhs of students. All the leaders in the meeting assured the teaching fraternity that until and unless the issue of SSA teachers, Head teachers and RMSA Masters is not resolved, EJAC will support their justified demand,.” Statement issued here said.
All the leaders urged upon the Govt to release 7th pay commission in favour of SSA teachers, Head teachers and RMSA Masters and link their salaries with State sector so that these teachers will come out of mental trauma and will smoothly perform their duties in their schools.
He made it clear to the Govt that EJAC will not remain silent on this sensitive and human issue, statement reads.
EJAC President urged upon Governor N N Vohra, Advisors to Governor B B Viyas and Khursheed Ahmad Ganie, to intervene in the matter and issue orders for implementation of 7th Pay Commission in favour of SSA teachers, Head teachers and RMSA Masters and linking their salaries with State sector.
Wani said that they don’t want confrontation but ignoring legitimate demands of the employees compels them to resort the path of agitation.
He urged upon the EJAC leadership for making the programme of 11 July peaceful to ensure discipline during the protest.