FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
SILCHAR, Jan 11: The venture upper and lower primary schools including madrasas were establishments around 30 years back and since their establishment the teaching and non-teaching staffs appointed by the magement as per the guidelines have been performing their duties with sincerity and selfless dedication. In the year 2011, the Congress led state government ected the Assam Venture Institution and Services Provincialization Act, which was further amended in 2012 and 2013. As per the Act, district level scrutiny committees (DLSC) were constituted and eligible schools had to apply to DLSC for their provincialisation.
The DLSC after completing the verification and other formalities recommended 3301 upper and lower primary schools including madrasas for consideration. The documents were further scrutinized by the state level committee and the service particulars of 21208 teaching and non-teaching staff were submitted to the government for the purpose of provincialisation. The file is presently lying stagnt in the state fince department which is giving one after another preposterous excuse to stop the fulfillment of provincialisation of the services owing to the fincial constraints of the state exchequer.
It may be mentioned here that all the recommended schools have been provided with fincial assistance since the fincial year 2005-2006 by the state government through the Department of Education. As per the guidelines of the Provincialisation Act, the increment in salaries of teaching and non-teaching staff of upper primary schools is up to Rs.3, 18,000 and Rs.2, 70,000 respectively. For madrasa teachers the amount is up to Rs.3, 66,000 and Rs 1, 02,000 is the increment for lower primary teachers.
But, the sanctioned amount has not been released by the state administration. These were among the points stated in a memorandum submitted by the Barak Valley based members of All Assam Recognized ME and MEM Teachers’ Association (AARMETA) to Tarun Gogoi, chief minister of the state, during his visit to the town recently. Pradip Chandra Ghosh, president of the Association, said that the members have always supported the Indian tiol Congress party and urged upon the chief minister to look into the issue and take appropriate steps to provide relief to the aggrieved employees.
Jashim Uddin Barbhuiya, chief secretary, said that the teachers and their families are in dire straits and living in constant social and fincial insecurity. He urged upon the chief minister to compassiotely look into the matter and instruct the authorities concerned to take proactive steps at the earliest.