SILCHAR, July 23: A people’s convention convened by Youths Against Social Evils (YASE) here on Friday, decided unimously to raise voice and carry out campaign against corrupt practices of DEEO Cachar Haren Hazarika and his ‘continuous and intentiol harassment of teachers’ of the district which has defiled the academic atmosphere and culture. Speakers at the convention representing the wider spectrum of society were highly critical of the method of work and functioning of the DEEO.
Advocate Soumitra th expressed his dissatisfaction with the behavior and attitude of Hazarika and said he needed to correct his ways in the larger interest of teachers and students. Haridas Dutta, leading citizen, described the style of his functioning as most unfortute and disappointing unexpected of a responsible educatiol officer. Lions Arindam Bhattacharya, social activist Sadhan Purkayastha, jourlist Pijush Das and Ranja Begum Laskar, also a social activist, were of the opinion that the DEEO should be transferred to any other district without any delay. Sanjeev Roy, president of YASE, led the discussion at the convention by his pointed speech and paving the way for articulation of views by a host of speakers.
For all his acts of omissions and commissions, he ought to be suspended in order to make him understand that he would have to mend his ways after he was transferred from here. It was also decided to carry forward the campaign and movement until Haren Hazarika was transferred under the banner of YASE. Not long ago, it was YASE which raised voice against the activities of the DEEO, alleging his involvement in questioble practices within his department without having any regard to the responsible post held by him.
His authoritarian way has created problems for the maging committees of various LP and ME schools and thereby for the teachers. He has even served show cause notices to the heads of various educatiol institutions without any convincing and valid ground. Even the attention of the Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has been drawn. Highly enraged LP teachers staged protest demonstration against him before his office on May 2 last. It was on July 16 last, the Deputy Commissioner of Cachar issued a show cause notice to the DEEO for disrespecting Additiol Deputy Commissioner, in-charge-education, and also for being negligent in the discharge of his duties and responsibility.
The DEEO was also put under suspension for his wrong doings by the Deputy Director of Secondary Education, Assam, it was quoted by YASE. When the newly installed government formed under the dymic and visiory leadership of Sarbanda Sonowal has committed itself to provide transparent and accountable administration, the expectations at the convention are for the removal of an irresponsible education officer.