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Irked at government’s apathy, students’ bodies threaten stir

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Itanagar, April 24: The All Mengio Students’ Union, All Sagalee Students’ Union, All Kimin Students’ Union, All Papum Poma Students’ Union, Doimukh Students’ Union and Capital Students’ Union, under the banner of All Papum Pare District Students’ Union, on Monday jointly submitted a six-point memorandum to the Secretary Education and the Director of Elementary Education, seeking redressal of various grievances being faced by the students’ community of Papum Pare district.
Claiming that all the schools of Capital Complex are crowded with teachers, the unions demanded the department concerned to immediately transfer the teachers, who have served more than three years, to schools of remote circles of Papum Pare district and to other districts before the start of new academic session. The unions also demanded for recalling of vice principal appointed as Special Programme Officer of Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) and posted under the establishment of office of the Director of Secondary Education, Itanagar to her original place of posting, saying that she had been posted in the said office for 10 years and above without serving the school.
Claiming that the present Deputy Director of School Education (DDSE), Capital Complex has completed her normal period of posting in the office of DDSE, the unions demanded the department to immediately transfer the incumbent to other district as per standard guidelines of Clean Administration Policy of the government.
While claiming that the creation of the office of DDSE, Capital Complex by previous government was completely politically motivated and wastage of State exchequer, the unions demanded for immediate abolition of DDSE Capital Complex, Itanagar in the larger interest of the State.
However, unions said that the senior teachers, who are on the verge of retirement, should be given relaxation and should not be transferred to remote schools of Papum Pare district in recognition of their selfless service towards the State.
Meanwhile, lamenting on the fact that that even after repeated reminders to the government no action has been initiated till date.
 The unions threatened to launch democratic movement against the department concerned and State government if they fail to fulfill their demands by May 3 next.

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