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Teachers without wearing teacher's hats

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  6 Sep 2017 12:00 AM GMT

Teachers' Day

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Sept 5: Thousands of teachers in Assam were found without wearing teacher’s hats on this Teachers’ Day as they had to shout slogans in full throttle in support of their various demands.

On the second day of the Assam Legislative Assembly on Tuesday as many as five teachers’ organizations staged demonstrations at Dispur Last and Lakhidhar Bora Khetra in the city in support of their demands.

At the call of the All India Primary Teachers’ Federation (AIPTF), the Asom Rajyik Prathamik Shikshak Sanmilani (ARPSS) staged demonstration at Dispur Last Gate in support of their demand for restoration of the old pension policy in place of the newly introduced one. It has also raised the demand for payment of their salaries in accordance with the seventh pay commission recommendations with effect from January 1, 2016 and their grade pay in accordance with the revised pay band.

The All Assam Recognized ME Teachers’ Association (AARMETA) staged dhar at Dispur Last Gate on Tuesday in support of their demand for provincialization of ME school posts. They said that through the Education Act, 2017 only around 6,000 of 18,824 teaching and non-teaching staff of 3,138 ME schools in the State were being selected for provincialization of their posts, and that too as tutors, not as teachers.

The Asom Sikshak Karmachari Aikya Mancha (ASKAM) also staged dhar at Dispur Last Gate in protest against, what they said, deception to the teachers of venture schools by the government. They also raised the demand for massive amendment to the school provincialization Act in the State.

The Assam Recognized Sanskrit Tol Teacher Employees’ Union also staged a dhar at Dispur Last Gate in protest against not getting any fincial assistance from the government and non-provincialition of a number of tols in the State.

At Lakhidhar Bora Khetra in the city, the All Assam Secondary Additiol (Contractual) Teachers’ Association held a protest meeting in support of their demand for equal pay for equal work till regularization of their posts. They also sought their job security.

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