SSA teachers threaten pen down strike
FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
ITAGAR, April 29: More than 3000 SSA teachers of the State on Thursday took out a massive mass protest rally against the State government demanding fulfilment of its long pending demands. The rally which kicked off from Akashdeep and culmited at the tennis court here, was organized by All Aruchal Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan Teachers’ Association (AASSATA).
Addressing his colleagues AASSATA vice president, bam Dokho said that in the 7 DPCs meeting conducted since 2010 till March this year, a total of 421 assistant teachers have been regularized along with 171 junior teachers, which means an average of 98 teachers per year against the 6,500 teachers who are currently serving as SSA teachers.
“If this ratio is maintained by the government it will take another 67 years for all the teachers to be regularized which is not at all acceptable,” he categorically said.
“If this trend continues then some of us may be regularized only after out death,” Dokho quipped.
In his presidential remark, Tagru Kasha said that delay in implementing the recommendations of the Opak Gao committee report which recommended enhancement of salary of the contractual teachers working under SSA at par with the initial pay structure given to the regular primary and upper primary teachers of the State, the government has further demoralized the teachers.
The CEC, AASSATA demands include implementation of Right to Education (RTE) Act as per revised norm for teachers, immediate regularization of SSA teachers in one go on batch wise basis, enhancement of salary and immediate implementation of RTE.
The association had also submitted a memorandum to education minister in this regard on April 07 last.