Teachers want status quo
Madrassa holiday row
By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, Dec 2: The All Assam Madrassa Teachers and Employees’ Association (AAMTEA) has appealed to the State Education Department to review the latter’s decisions to make Sunday a holiday instead of Friday and withdraw of Ramadan vacation in all madrassas in the State.
Addressing the press here today, the office-bearers of the association said: “We want that the State Government doesn’t change the traditiol madrassa holiday on Friday and Ramadan vacation in madrassas.”
They also said that since madrassas are minority institutions they shoud be governed under the provisions of Articles 29 and 30 of the Constitution of India. “Under the Articles, employment, courses, curriculum, maging committees, service rules for madrassas should be maintained and the vacant posts in the madrassas should also be filled in accordance with the provisions of the Articles, besides regularizing the jobs of the contractual teachers,” they said, and added the Seventh Pay Commission recommendations should be implemented from Jaury 1, 2016.
The AAMTEA is body of teachers and other employees of as many as 74 provincialized madrassas of the State.