By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, March 5: Members of the Asom Sikshak Karmachari Aikya Mancha (ASKAM) were seen without wearing their professiol hats, demonstrating at Dispur Last Gate on Monday. Who is there to lend them an ear?
Such teachers and other staff of educatiol institutes from primary level to junior colleges have long been demanding provincialization of their posts by removing the anomalies in the Assam Education Provincialization of Services of Teachers and Re-organization of Educatiol Institutions) Act, 20l7, but to little avail.
The new Act came as a dampener for thousands of teachers and staff as it introduced some new criteria. Even though 6,311 educatiol institutions with 33,079 teachers and staff were brought under the New Act the provincialization of their posts are too complicated with the imposition of the new criteria. Imposition of recognition and affiliation dates of some of the institutions that were considered eligible for provincialization in accordance with the former Act has deprived many high schools of provincialization.
The educatiol institutes in question comprise 10,370 from primary level to college with 12,141 teachers and other staff. They are all affiliated and recognized since January 1, 2006. These teachers were deprived of provincialization even after they had been assured of.
ASKAM members staged a dhar at Dispur Last Gate on Monday. However, the Assembly was not in its Budget session on Monday.