‘Status of Union Territory has doubled J&K teachers’ salaries’
“Their (govt teachers) salaries have been doubled and they can now draw several pecuniary benefits like CGHS healthcare cover, Education Allowance and Hostel reimbursement for Children’s Education and LTC"

New Delhi (NVI): Ever since the scrapping of special status of J&K and its conversion into a Union Territory, the salaries of government teachers there have almost doubled with added pecuniary benefits as they became at par with the employees under the Centre.

“Their (govt teachers) salaries have been doubled and they can now draw several pecuniary benefits like CGHS healthcare cover, Education Allowance and Hostel reimbursement for Children’s Education and LTC,” the Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region (I/C), Prime Minister’s Office, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh has said

Speaking to the visiting delegation of J&K teachers delegation here on Tuesday, Singh said the historic step of creating the two Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh has opened the flood gates of development and progress in the region.

Dr. Singh gave a patient hearing to the teachers’ demands for creation of autonomous independent Education Commission for the newly created UTs, transparent transfer policy and DPC of all cadres in the School Education Department besides regular payment of salary.

He said the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has promised a new dawn for the UT of J&K. “As many as eight Medical Colleges have been sanctioned for the UT at Kathua, Udhampur, Doda and two AIIMS in Jammu and Srinagar,” he added.

“Panchayats have been granted Rupees One Crore each to undertake development works,” he said.

-nad