By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, Nov 23: The All Assam Sanjogi Siksha Karmi Union (AASSKU) has staged a dhar in front of the Mission Director Office of the Assam SSA Mission today in support of their demand for regularization of their jobs. The Sanjogi Siksha Karmis said that they had been appointed on merit basis by the Gaon Siksha Samitis and Cha Bagicha Siksha Samitis for a term of 11 months in 2005. However, their 11-month term was kept on extended a number of times till March 31, 2012. During this six years, they were paid Rs 1,000 per month, only to be relieved from jobs by Dispur in phases. They were given repeated assurances on the regularization of their jobs by the government, but to little avail.
“Even the Siksha Mitras, who had been appointed under the same scheme, were absorbed as teachers by holding special TET for them. In 2010, the West Bengal Government was on record giving jobs to 75,000 such siksha karmis without holding any TET,” they said, and added: “In August 2014, following a directive from the Mission Director, the mission coorditor received all documents of the Sanjogi Siksha Karmis. At a tripartite meeting involving the Education Minister on March 4 this year, it was decided to hold a special TET for us by June this year, but the decision is yet to be materialized. Now we want jobs. The upper age limit of those who crossed it should also be relaxed.”