Govt working on solution to resolve SSA teachers problems: Zulfkar

SRINAGAR: Minister for School Education, Haj and Auqaf and Tribal Affairs Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali on Thursday said that government is working tirelessly to find a workable solution to meet demands of SSA teachers.

In a meeting with the representatives of teachers, he said that the government is working on a solution to resolve their problems as soon as possible.

Meanwhile the teachers apprised him regarding their domestic problems faced due to the shortage of the salary.

Inresponse to which the minister said that usually regularization is done against a post. However, in SSA teachers’ case, they were hired under central sponsored SSA scheme in a mission mode.

He said that regularization of such a large number of teachers will have huge financial implications on the State budget, so it needs to be thoroughly looked into by planning and finance departments before taking any decision.

“Our team would soon be travelling to New Delhi to meet the Ministry of Human Resource Development to seek all possible help from them in this regard,” he added.

The Minister assured that the Government will take all the stakeholders, including employees’ union representatives on board before taking a final call.

Refusing to give any timeframe, the Minister said regularization of SSA teachers is an issue of many years, which cannot be fixed in one night.

The Minister said that in a democracy everyone has a right to protest to register their concern. However, when Government is already aware and is working to find a solution to the problem, there is no reason to hit the streets. He said it affects the education of children which is morally, professional and ethically wrong.

He informed the committee formulated in this regard is working tirelessly and would soon come out with a solution.


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