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Protests uninterrupted at Dispur Last Gate

BY OUR STAFF REPORTER

GUWAHATI, Feb 3: The All Assam Law College Principals’ and Teachers’ Association jointly with All Assam Law Students’ Union (AALSU) today staged a sit-in-stir at Dispur Last Gate here during budget session of the Assembly, demanding provincialization of law college and release of fincial assistance to the law colleges of the State for infrastructure developments.   

The secretary of principals’ and teachers’ assocaition, Chanda Roy Talukdar said, “The fincial condition of the governing body of the colleges is not sound due to low tuition fee and decrease of dotion amount. Unless regular fincial assistance is granted to the colleges for infrastructural development, the survival of the colleges will be troublesome.”

Several other organizations staged protests at Dispur Last Gate calling upon the government to resolve their grievances.

The members of All Assam Contractual Supervisor Committee staged a dhra demanding regularization of jobs of the contractual supervisors and statistical assistants of the Social Welfare department. They also submitted a memorandum to Chief Minister Sarbanda Sonowal.

The All Assam Gopal Mitra Association staged dhar demanding regularization of their jobs.

Association president Rajib Hazarika and secretary Abdul Hai Ahamed said that the gopal mitras under Animal Husbandry and Veteriry department has been working for last 13 years without wages but the government has not taken any steps for their regular appointments.

“So we have demanded the government to regularize the jobs of gopal mitras,” they said.

The Nikhil Bishnupriya Manipuri Yuba Parishad demanded inclusion of Bishnupriya Manipuri community in the Central list of other backward classes (OBC).  The organization has also demanded upgradation of Bishnupriya Manipuri language from class V onward and broadcasting of Bishnupriya Manipuri cultural programmes in the AIR and Doordarshan at Guwahati and Silchar.  rendra th Sinha and Dev Kr Sinha president and secretary of the organization respectively submitted a memorandum to Chief Minister Sarbanda Sonowal in this regard.

Meanwhile, hundreds of Anganwadi workers and helpers under the banner of Assam State Anganwadi Workers and Helpers’ Association today staged a sit-in at Kamrup (M) ICDS office at Beltola here in protest against the curtail of ICDS fund allocation in the Union Budget .   

The association also demanded that the state government regularise the jobs of these workers and helpers, who are now paid an honorarium for their services.

Though the ICDS project is being implemented by the state social welfare department across the state, it is the Anganwadi workers and helpers who are actually responsible for discharging various responsibilities at the ground level to ensure that the project is effectively implemented.

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