‘Fake’ order hiking salary of contractual teachers circulates on social media

‘Fake’ order hiking salary of contractual teachers circulates on social media

Police asked to investigate

SRINAGAR: The Higher Education Department has asked police to investigate a fake order approving “enhancement of remuneration” of contractual lecturers and teaching assistants hired in the department.
An order apparently issued by the Secretary Higher Education, Talat Parvez and approving a hike of Rs 12,000 in the remuneration of both the contractual lecturers and teaching assistants is being widely shared on the social media and whatsapp groups constituting the contractual teachers.
While the remuneration for lecturers is shown to have been “revised” from Rs 28,000 to Rs 40,000, the order apparently hikes the remuneration of teaching assistants to Rs 34,000 from the Rs 22,000 presently.
While the teachers are understandably excited, Secretary Higher Education Department, Talat Parvez in whose name the order is being floated, denied having issued such an order.
Talking to Kashmir Reader over phone, Parvez called the order “fake” and said that IG Crime will investigate it.