Srinagar, May 20: All Jammu and Kashmir 10+2 Lecturers’ Forum, Kashmir Saturday held a meeting in which various points were discussed.
The meeting according to the statement issued to KNS was held under the presidentship of Dr Manzoor Ahmed Rather.
The meeting was held regarding the issue of recently appointed 10+2 Lecturers, who have been recruited under the new job policy.
Various issues were discussed during the meeting.
“The Jammu and Kashmir Public Service Commission has advertised various gazetted posts of different departments after the enactment of SRO-202 which includes Lecturer 10+2 in school education department, Lecturers and medical officer in Health and Medical education department, Veterinary Assistant Surgeons, Assistant Conservator of Forest etc. All these gazetted posts have same grade 9300-34800 with grade pay of 5400. However, it has been observed that SRO-202 has not been applied to any of the gazetted post except Lecturer 10+2 of school education department. Moreover, Hon’ble High Court has excluded the implementation of said SRO for its employees vide order no. 21002-14/NR dated 17-10-2016,” The statement reads.
The statement reads that though teaching is a very noble profession but seemingly this department is widely disliked by government, which is currently undergoing the recruitment process for lecturers under new recruitment policy.
“The selected candidates for 10+2 posts shall be governed by Jammu and Kashmir Special Recruitment Rules issued vide SRO-202 of 2015 dated 30.06.2015, which includes the probation period of 5 years and during the period of first five years, the appointee shall be entitled to minimum of pay scale along with grade pay. In simple terms, the newly appointed Lecturer 10+2 will get the meager consolidated salary for five years,” the forum said.
Moreover, adding to the miseries of these aspirants, in the recruitment notification it is clearly mentioned that the appointee shall have areas notified as zone-III in the transfer policy by the government vide order no. 622-Edu of 2015 dated 22.12.2015 issued by School Education department, which means appointees will have to serve in difficult areas including Leh and other higher reaches of the state for five years which will be considered to be the probation period, the forum added.
“On the other hand the selected candidates despite serving in hard zones will get minimum salary. Moreover the candidates selected by JKPSC for other gazetted posts are not falling under this new recruitment policy,” they added.
The statement reads that it is pertinent to mention here that the selected candidates for all the gazetted posts have undergone the same selection procedure that is first qualifying written test followed by interview of shortlisted candidates through a panel of selection committee as recommended by same recruiting rules. “Then why disparity in appointment rules for Lectures 10+2 school only?,” they said.
The forum added that thus it clearly seems that the parameters of justice have been violated while categorize the various gazetted posts for implementation of said SRO, hence adopting pick and choose method which affects only Lecturer of school education department. “This should concern your kind self because this argument has not only serious consequences on our education system but on the development of our society in particular. It should not be forgotten that the candidates for lecturership constitute the cream of the society and over the years have qualified the toughest exams of their life (JRF/NET etc.) and achieved their M.Phil/Ph.D degrees by sheer hard work,” they added.
“It has been stressed that the rule 8 and 9 of SRO -202 dated 30-06-2015 should be revoked as these rules are the basis of disparity mentioned hereinabove,” the forum demanded. (KNS)