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Teaching cadre to be streamlined in J&K

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To streamline the teaching cadre in Jammu and Kashmir, the Governor Administration of State has approved the action plan recommended by a committee set up three months ago.

The committee was constituted on August 13. It mandated to devise a comprehensive strategy to review issues of all teachers in the school education department and also those funded under the ongoing centrally-sponsored scheme “Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA)”.

“The State Administrative Council (SAC) met under the chairmanship of Governor Satya Pal Malik here, considered the departmental proposal based on the recommendations of the committee and broadly accepted the action plan proposed by the committee,” an official spokesperson said.

The decision would enable streamlining the cadre of Rehbar-e-Taleem (ReT) teachers by transitioning them in the regular cadre of teachers and meeting the salary deficit of SSA and Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) teachers, which is over Rs 1,400 crores per annum, out of the state budget,” the spokesperson said.

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“Thus, all the teachers will get a regular monthly salary on time consequent to the assimilation of various cadres of teachers into one regular teaching cadre,” he added.

Over the years, school education department has been facing immense difficulties due to multiple cadres of teachers, requirement of additional funds to meet out salary of both SSA and RMSA teaching faculty and a host of other related issues, which were directly or indirectly impacting the quality of education in government-run schools and leading to avoidable chaos and confusion among the teaching fraternity.

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