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Slogans reverberate across Dispur during February Session of Assam Legislative Assembly

As the three-day February Session was kicked off in the Assam Legislative Assembly (ALA) here on Thursday

Assam Legislative Assembly

Sentinel Digital Desk


GUWAHATI: As the three-day February Session was kicked off in the Assam Legislative Assembly (ALA) here on Thursday, slogans raised by protesters from different organizations rendered the air of Dispur Last Gate.

As many as nine organizations demonstrated over their individual demands.

Wearing Khaki, members of the All Assam Trained Home Guard Association tried to break barricades that were erected by the police at Dispur Last Gate.

The Home Guards demanded the government to amend the present Assam Home Guard Act, 1947 to regularize their jobs.

Demanding 'equal pay for equal work', the Home Guards reiterated that their monthly salary should be between Rs 18,000 and Rs 21,000.

"On death during service tenure, financial assistance should be provided to the kin of the deceased like other State government employees," the Association underlined.

Among other demands by the Home Guards include upgradation or removal of the Home Guard Digital Deployment System.

Meanwhile, the All Assam Hajong Students' Union demanded a satellite autonomous council for the Hajong Kachari community.

"The autonomous council should be formed to safeguard the language and culture along with socio economic development of the Hajong community so that they can move forward with other communities," the Union opined.

They underlined that 90 per cent people of the Hajong community depends on agriculture and are socially and economically backward. Thus, the students belonging from the community are being deprived of higher education, it added.

The Sadou Asom Prathamik TET Uttirno Samiti 2019 demanded that the State TET qualified candidates from 2019 should be appointed before the Assembly polls.

The candidates demanded preference for the candidates who are exceeding the age limit to apply for jobs. They demanded that the aging candidates should be appointed in the SSA or any other State pool scheme.

The All Assam Issue Date Victim U.P. School Teachers' Association has demanded provincialization of the upper primary schools that were recognized till 2006. However, they underlined that these schools should be provincialized with the 'effect date' and the 'issue date' should be scrapped.

The Sadou Asom Goria-Moria-Deshi Jatiya Parishad demonstrated by demanding the creation of a development council and separate survey to identify the Goria-Moria-Deshi, Tea Tribes Jalah communities. The Parishad also urged the government to save the communities from population explosion of the erstwhile east Bengal origin infiltrators.

The All Assam Computer Teachers' Union demanded equal salaries like other teachers under Assam Services (ROP) Rules.

The body demanded that the jobs of the teachers who have been appointed under the Directorate of Secondary Education should be regularized without any pre-condition.

Additionally, they asserted that Computer subject should be made compulsory by following the decision which was taken on February 28, 2017 at Assam Legislative Assembly.

The All Assam Non-Provincialised High School Teachers' Association demanded that the schools that were established and got permission/recognition before January 1, 2006 should be brought under the Provincialisation Act, 2017.

They also demanded the Asom Education Act 2017-18 (Amendment) to be amended so as to consider Class VIII as first class of High School instead of Class IX.

They also demanded that the schools where students appeared for matriculation examinations before 2006 should be provincialized.

The All Assam Gorkha Students' Union also demanded an autonomous council along with ST status to 13 sub-communities of the Gorkha.

The All Dimasa Students' Union demanded the creation of Dimasa Kachari Autonomous Council and introduction of Dimasa Kachari language from primary school level in Dimasa inhabited areas of the State.

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