14-POINT CHARTER OF DEMANDS
GUWAHATI: The 'Asom Sikshak Karmachari Aikya Mancha' has urged that the State government should resolve their long-pending 14-point charter of demands at the earliest. This request was made by the Mancha in its memorandum submitted to the Assam government's Advisor (Education) Nani Gopal Mahanta during a meeting held in Dispur recently.
Mancha president Kushal Kumar Haloi told the media, "On February 5, 2021, the State government had regularised the services of 918 candidates as teachers in various levels from primary to college across 4,260 educational institutions.
"On the other hand, a total of 14,803 teachers were appointed as tutors while 1,681 non-teachers were given appointment on a fixed monthly remuneration."
Haloi added, "However, these 14,803 tutors and 1,681 non-teachers are now deprived of the benefits of the NPS (New Pension Scheme-2020). Hence, the government should initiate steps to ensure that these 16,484 State government employees also get pension benefits."
He also urged the government to provincialise the posts of 10,000 employees and teachers of 12,000 educational institutions which were recognised and also given the required permission on January 1, 2006.
The Mancha president also pointed out that there is a need to fill up a large number of vacancies of "drop posts" since the provincialisation move in 2013.