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Thousand teachers migrated from valley during insurgency: Azad

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Jammu, Mar 3 (UNI) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad today accepted thousand of teachers have migrated from the valley during insurgency since 1989 to other places and no one has returned to the job so far.

Responding to a supplementary question raised by a member in State Legislative council, the Chief Minister, who is having the education portfolio, told the House 1055 teachers have been working so far in places of teachers who migrated from the valley during insurgency.

Mr Azad accepted that not a single teacher has returned to his job after migration, which badly affects the study of schools in disturbed areas. To continue education in the schools the state government appointed teachers on a temporary basis.

The government has been regularly persuading the migrants teachers to resume their duties in the valley. There are standing instructions that migrants on their return or on promotion or appointment will be posted in reasonably peaceful areas and will be provided government accommodation as far as possible.

He said temprory teachers working against vacancies caused by mass exodus of the teachers belonging to the minority were appointed to cater to the emergency requirement. Hoping that the situation would improve in a year or so and the migrants would return. This did not happen and the arrangement has been existing now for last 17 years, he added.

These temprory teachers kept the educational institutes functional even during the hard times. Most of them are highly qualified and have crossed the upper age limit for entry into government service. The government has taken note of the services rendered by the teachers, and formulated a proposal for their regularisation which is under the examination at present, Mr Azad assured.

UNI HGV CH RN1828

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