A meeting of All J&K Plus Two Lecturers’ Forum was held under the Chairmanship of its President Deepak Sharma through virtual mode wherein he urged Lt. Governor J&K, Manoj Sinha to grant option to work from home.
Referring to Disaster management State Executive Committee’s order No 23-JK(DMRRR) of 2021 Dated 24-04-2021 regarding restrictions on Covid containment, Deepak Sharma said that it is appreciable that government is keeping a close watch and taking appropriate measures and decisions for containment of Covid-19 pandemic but it’s quite strange to call even fifty percent of teachers to educational institutions when these are closed for face to face class work for students.
If online classes can be attended by students from their homes, same can be imparted by teachers online from their respective homes. He urged LG to grant option to work from home to whole teaching community and 50 percent attendance in favour of all other government employees of J&K.
“The virus is spreading rapidly as of now. Under such circumstances, teachers should not be asked to risk their lives by physically attending school as all work can be taken care of from home.” He further added that the teachers are putting even their family members’ lives at risk by going to school, at such a time.
He further said that the teaching community including Plus Two Lecturers have never shirked away from any assignment given to them and always remained at forefront in shouldering any responsibility assigned by the government be it during regular or disaster times like Nodal Officers and assistants at various Quarantine Centres and various entry points of travellers, magisterial duties, door to door Survey of Covid19 related cases, vaccination process, election duties or census survey and will always remain at the beck and call of Govt to perform any duty in case of any exigency.