By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, Nov 30: The Assam High School Teachers’ Association (AHSTA) has told the Assam Government that only distributing yarn and blankets cannot solve the problems afflicting various sections of people in the State.
The teachers under the association staged a three-hour-long sit-in strike at Digalipukhuripar in the city today in support of their various demands which Dispur has failed to meet despite repeated pleas and meetings.
The leaders of the association said that the teachers are insecure about their future as Dispur has failed to do anything to meet their demands. They condemned the role being played by Education Minister Sarat Barkataky. “The minister even doesn’t know what’s happening in his department,” they said, and added: “Only through the distribution of yarn and blankets the government cannot solve all problems afflicting different sections of people in the State.”
The demands of the Association are – provincialization of teachers’ posts that were left out in the last provincialization, provincialization of all affiliated schools, increasing the earned leave of teachers up to 30 days from the current ten days annually, a teacher for each class in all LP Schools in the State, regularization of the jobs of teachers appointed on contractual and fixed pay basis, regularization of teachers appointed under the Rajiv Gandhi Computer Scheme and other schemes etc.