Guv Admin clears grade elevation of nearly 7000 SSA teachers; JKTA expresses gratitude

Guv Admin clears grade elevation of nearly 7000 SSA teachers; JKTA expresses gratitude

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir Teachers Association (JKTA) on Monday said they are very thankful to the Governor Administration for solving the long pending of the teachers in the state.
Addressing a press conference here in Srinagar, the association said it was clearly decided in last year’s decision of the State Administration Council (SAC) that the gradate SSA teachers will be transitioned to Teacher Grade 2 posts, nearly 7000 of them being the senior-most teachers of the cadre, serving the department for last 16 years.
“In backdrop of SAC, Education Department was directed to submit report in next SAC,” said JKTA Chairman Shah Fayaz.
“According to GAD-issued order on 20th December 2018, SAC already framed a high-level committee that was directed to submit a report in one month. But due to some unknown reasons, the report was delayed for a longer time than expected,” he said.
He continoed, “Then the later Advisor Khursheed Ahmad Ganąi, and Chief Secretary BVR Subramanyam took personal interventions in the matter. Matter was already settled, but report was delayed. The Commissioner Secretary Education Sarita Chauhan worked day and night with subordinate officers, despite Saturdays and Sundays being holidays in the Secretariat.
“Finally favourable report was submitted in which both the Directors of DSEK and DSEJ proposed their views. On 8th of July 2019, the issue of undergraduates was enlisted for SAC and later got approved in the late evening,” he added.
The teachers said that it was once again a historic decision taken by the Governor Administration and that about 7000 senior teachers of the SSA Cadre will breathe a sigh of relief. Most of the teachers in the cadre have crossed the age limit of 50 years.