From a Correspondent
JORHAT, May 27: Contractual teachers of the Jorhat District TET passed Primary Teachers’ Association took out a silent protest march in front of the DC’s office in Jorhat on Wednesday citing concern over the statement issued by the State Education Minister Sarat Barkataki expressing the Education Department’s problem to release the salary of the TET teachers from the month of July onwards which has created insecurity among the contractual teachers.
The protesting TET teachers submitted a memorandum to the Education Minister through the Deputy Commissioner’s office which was received by an ADC. The memorandum stated, “Altogether 800 teachers of Jorhat district who had qualified in the last held TET examition and appointed on the basis of merit have been relentlessly and dedicatedly offering services. But from April this year the teachers’ salary has been irregular. At the same time the recent statement of the State Education Minister bears significance.”
The memorandum further stated, “Therefore, we demand from the government to take immediate step to regularize our monthly salary and also make our jobs permanent, especially of those teachers appointed in Jorhat, so as to draw salary within the first week of every month as per the promise of former Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sharma and to immediately release the salary of April within the first week of June.”