From our Staff Correspondent
DIBRUGARH, APRIL 21: The Dibrugarh Zila Karmachari Parishad (DZKP) met the Education Minister Sarat Borkotoky during his brief tour to Dibrugarh and submitted a memorandum with their five-point charter of demands. The DZKP delegation met the minister at the office of the District Inspector of School. They briefed the minister that at least 600 primary schools in Dibrugarh district, despite being maged by single teacher, the education department had shifted all total 435 teacher posts of the district to Dhubri district. Vehemently protesting such myopic acts, the delegation demanded the minister to call back all the posts to the district soon. Referring other problems as faced by the district education departments the delegation had requested the minister to initiate steps to solve all of it under his direct intervention.
Pointing out hiccup that gripped the district education department, the DZKP claimed that out of six education blocks in the district, only one block had permanent Block Education Officer besides a large number of posts including eight Assistant School Inspectors and similar numbers of Upper Division clerks posts were lying vacant. Moreover, the delegation informed the minister that all the UDA and LDA posts as well as other posts in Panitola Educatiol Block were vacant.
As a result, the teachers had been facing acute trouble in getting their salaries and other day-to-day official task. The delegation urged upon the minister to fill up all the vacant posts in the department soon. They also pointed out that a number of office assistants and fourth grade employees posts were lying vacant in High and ME Schools in the district and made a plea to fill all the posts at an early date in order to bring back the academic atmosphere. The delegation also drew the attention of Minister about the problems often faced by female teachers and teachers above 50 years of age and requested him to initiate a cordial administrative attitude towards them so that they could render their assigned duty appropriately. The DZKP delegation headed by its president Indra Gogoi and Secretary Dilip Singh also demanded the regularization of all posts of contractual teachers engaged under Teachers Eligibility Test (TET) categories in lower and Upper Primary and High Schools in the district.