A delegation comprising Rehbar-e-Taleem teachers led by Chorol called on the Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh, Brigadier (Dr) BD Mishra (Retd), at the Secretariat. Principal Secretary, Sanjiv Khirwar and Director, School Education, Tsering Paldan, were also present. Chorol informed the LG that ReT Grade 2/Grade 3 and 3rd teachers have been working at the same schools in remote areas of Nyoma, Dubuk, Khaltsi and Nubra blocks for the last two decades. She informed the LG that they had been regularised as permanent teachers and requested the LG for their transfer to other schools on the same pattern as general line teachers for better exposure. She also requested for their transition to general line teachers. Khirwar, apprised the LG of the formation of a committee to frame the transfer policy of ReT teachers and informed that the policy will be formed soon. Highlighting the need for the adjustment of ReT teachers for their convenience, the LG stated that the transfer policy for ReT teachers is required at the earliest. He asked Khirwar and Paldan to look into their matter. A delegation comprising 10+2 lecturers of 2017 batch led by Mohd Sadiq also called on the LG, Principal Secretary. Sadiq informed the LG that they were appointed under SRO 202 in 2017 as 10+2 lecturers. He informed that they did not receive annual/periodical increments and allowances such as DA/HRA during the probation period under SRO 202 while 10+2 lecturers who were recruited in 2020 post-formation of Ladakh as Union Territory received full salary, including allowances. He requested the grant/release of increment during the probation period retrospectively and grant of arrears of allowances such as DA/HRA, etc, retrospectively from appointment. Khirwar, informed the LG that the cases of 10+2 lecturers who were appointed under SRO-202 are under examination at the General Administration Department (GAD), where the legal and financial implications are being studied. LG asked Khirwar to check if SRO-202 is prevalent in J&K or any other state/UT. He also asked Khirwar to check the legal implications if SRO-202 is revoked.
October 30, 2023