|Early Times Report|
Jammu, June 11: A large number of activists of J&K United School Teachers Association (USTA) assembled near Press Club and staged protest demonstration in favour of their demands.
Under the leadership of Hari Singh, provincial president, the protesters demanded release of 7th Pay Commission arrears and six months pending salary for the month of Jan. & Feb., 2018 and Feb. 2019 till date, of masters posted as head teachers under SSA. Other demands include convert all RRets into teacher grade-II and release their pending arrears and salary under 7th Pay Commission, regularize all incharge Lecturers, headmasters, ZEO and Principals etc. working in their own pay and grade for last many years, repatriate / transfer all masters, Lecturers and Headmasters on priority who have completed their tenure within & out of Districts, accord senior teacher grade to trained under grade to teachers.
USTA expressed its anguish and strong concern over the inordinate delay in disbursement of salary to masters and teachers.