SILCHAR, Jan 8: The venture LP, UP and MEM institutions have been functioning in the district of Cachar for the past 40 years as per the guidelines of the State Education Department. Since 2003, as per the orders of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) mission, it has been made compulsory that the schools should obtain District Information System for Education (DISE) code to avail themselves of any fincial aid and other basic amenities including free text-books from the government. Accordingly, all the venture school authorities have submitted all the necessary documents to SSA through CRCC under different educatiol blocks of the district.
But, around 250 schools have been deprived of their DISE codes due to proper action on part of the CRCC departmental authorities. In this regard, the members of All Cachar Non-Provincialized LP, UP and ME School Teachers’ Association wrote to the director of SSA, who directed to verify the claims of the appellants and submit the report. As per the directions, the venture schools have been verified by the concerned BEEO and CO and the reports have been submitted to deputy commissioner S Viswathan. But, no action has yet been taken by the authorities concerned in this regard.
These were among the points raised in a memorandum submitted by the Association to Tarun Gogoi, chief minister, Assam in Circuit House of the town on Thursday. Surajit Mishra, general secretary of the association said,” Despite our repeated representations to the authorities concerned at the district and state level, there has been no response. We have to teach and survive. With empty stomach, how can we serve? “It is a clear case of absolute apathy on the part of the authorities concerned to deprive the teachers.”
Mishra further said that by amending the Venture School Provincialization Act of 2011 and the amended Act of 2012-13, each and every school should be brought under provincialization. He at the same time said that the district level Scrutiny Committee after scrutinizing and examition of all the records and documents recommended the schools for provincialization to the office of the Directorate of Education. Most of the non DISE (District Information System for Education) schools have been established 30 to 35 years ago and since then, these institutions have been imparting education regularly.
Unfortutely, these schools have not been provincialzed. By ecting an Act in 2011, the teachers have been left with no other option but to teach in empty stomach as the schools are not getting any grants from the government.