Rehbar -e -Khel teachers forum Friday held a silent peaceful protest under the banner of AJKRKTF at a press enclave.
The protest was held under the leadership of District President Srinagar Mohammad Asif Bhat. All the zonal presidents of district Srinagar attended the silent protest and raised the genuine demands of Rehbar e Khel teachers of J&K.
The protesters said that the government has appointed 3000 physical education teachers under Rehbar-e-Khel scheme and were deputed in different schools of J&K in order to uplift the sports department of the erstwhile state.
The protesters said that under the aforesaid policy these teachers are paid Rs 100 per day with the probation period of seven years while the Rehbars of other departments have a probation period of only five years.
"Under the policy, the monthly honorarium was fixed Rs 3000 for the first two years and Rs 4000 from three to seven years," they said.
"It is not possible in today's world to fulfill the basic needs of Rs 100. More than 50 percent of teachers are married and have families who are wholly and solely dependent on these 100 rupees," they said.
The protesters said that the teachers are running from pillar to post in order to get their grievance redressed but unfortunately their pleas have fallen into deaf ears.
" The rules of aforesaid policy are discriminatory and unjust and even violate the supreme court verdict for equal pay for equal work," protesters said.