GUWAHATI: Axom Rajyik Prathmik Shikshak Sanmilani (ARPSS) has posed a few demands towards the government in view of which they will hold a conference on 11 January in Lokhra, Guwahati. All primary school teachers will be present in the meeting and all primary schools will remain closed that day. The conference will be held to discuss and re-raise their demands before the government.
ARPSS said, “After this conference, if the government does not pay attention to our cause, then we will have to resort to non-corporation program from 4 to 6 February.”
ARPSS General Secretary Ratul Chandra Goswami discussing about the demands said, “We urge the government to bring some changes in the existing norms of running primary schools in the state. The post of headmaster should exist in primary schools and he should receive grade payment according to the seven pay commission, which is our first demand.”
“We urge the government to pay heed to our demands which includes grade pay of Rs 8,700 to be returned to graduate trainee teachers, continuation of the system of promotion, post of contractual teachers to be made regular, security of teachers and employees job profile, arrears to be released, cancellation of new pension rule and implementation of the old pension rule, all non-provincial primary schools to be made provincial, among others”, Goswami added.
Goswami further commented “Education department had previously promised to solve our issues; even Education Minister Siddhartha Bhattacharrya gave a written promise on 19 June, 2018 that he will resolve our problems within 45 days but after 200 days, the problems remain intact. So, on 11 January we are going to hold a protest conference at Guwahati and re-discuss the issues.”