Srinagar, Feb 15: The empanelled Rehbar-e-Taleem (ReT) teachers Monday staged a protest here against the alleged ‘delay’ in issuing appointment orders in their favor.
The aggrieved ReTs who were holding placards that read “respect High Court orders, wake up Commissioner Secretary” gathered at Press Enclave and staged a protest to press for the issuance of their appointment orders.
According to news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), protesters alleged that the school education department in sheer violation of High Court directions issued orders to blue-eyed candidates while already empanelled ReTs were left high and dry.
Mudasir Hussain, a protester said the authorities despite clear-cut directions from the High Court have so far failed to issue appointment orders in their favor. He however alleged that appointment orders were issued to some forty blue-eyed candidates from time to time since 2016.
“Government in 2016 issued an order directing ReTs to go for screening test, we assailed the order in the High Court and got directions for the state not to hold screening test of already empanelled ReTs but to check their certificates and issue appointment orders if proved out to be genuine,” he added.
He said the government since then keeps on making lame excuses to avoid issuing appointment orders in their favor. He said the UT administration has committed ‘contempt’ of court orders by delaying issuing appointment orders to them.
“Why don’t the school education department issue appointment orders in our favor if there are precise directions from the High Court and other subordinate courts. We had already organized a mega protest earlier this month and we will continue our struggle till our genuine demand is met,” he said