KOHAT, May 22: The United Teachers’ Front has demanded uniform criteria of promotions in AJK, Fata and four provinces on the basis of educational qualifications.
The provincial vice-president and district president of the front Syed Masood Shah, district vice-president Obaid ur Rehman and patron-in-chief Saeed Khan, while speaking at a forum on May 21, demanded increase in their salaries in the coming budget keeping in view price hike and in light of the recommendations of the pay and pension committee.
They demanded that the government should end the policy of one-time promotion and implement cadre teaching allowance like Punjab.
They also demanded free education for the children of teachers and fixing of job quota for them in the department. They also demanded end to the contract system in the education department.
Meanwhile, All Teachers Association (ATA) has threatened to go on strike if its demands were not met till May 28.
The decision was taken at a meeting held here on Monday with ATA president Mian Khaliq Zada in the chair. The meeting was also attended by members of ATA provincial cabinet and presidents of all districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Briefing journalists after the meeting, the ATA leaders said that government should accept their demands to end uncertainty among teachers. “Our demands include issuance of time scale notification, restoration of teachers’ sons quota and inclusion of other facilities in service structure,” they added.
Published by Daily Dawn on May 22, 2012