Rehbar-e-Khel Teachers salary hiked by 50%

In a pivotal decision aimed at uplifting the role of physical education in schools across Jammu and Kashmir, the Administrative Council, led by Lieutenant Governor Sh. Manoj Sinha, has granted approval for a substantial 50% salary raise for 2417 Rehbar-e-Khel (ReK) physical education teachers within the Youth Services and Sports Department.

This landmark decision, reached during a meeting attended by key officials including Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar, Advisor to the Lieutenant Governor, Chief Secretary Atal Dulloo, and Principal Secretary to Lieutenant Governor Mandeep Kumar Bhandari, marks a significant step towards recognizing the dedication and contribution of these educators.

The move comes following thorough deliberation and recommendation by a High Powered Committee established under the Chief Secretary’s purview in 2021, advocating strongly for the much-needed increase in honorarium for Rehbar-e-Khel teachers.

With this enhanced honorarium, the J&K administration aims not only to acknowledge the invaluable role played by physical education teachers but also to empower and incentivize them further in their efforts towards the promotion and proliferation of sports activities within schools across the Union Territory.

By investing in the professional growth and well-being of these educators, the administration underscores its unwavering commitment to fostering a culture of sports excellence and holistic education, thereby laying the foundation for a healthier and more active youth population in Jammu and Kashmir.