Youth body pleads for recognition of school teachers

Special Correspondent

Silchar, March 31: Youths Against Social Evils (YASE), a local NGO, has strongly pleaded for allotment of detail information of school education (DISE) code to 29 venture upper primary (VUP) teachers and 83 venture lower primary (VLP) schools teachers of Cachar. At a press briefing today in the office of the organization, Sanjeev Roy, president, along with some aggrieved teachers pointed out these teachers have been pursuing for DISE code since 2011. But, due to the non cooperation of the officials concerned of the district and their ignorance about the system, they have failed to get justice. 
Continuing, Roy said these schools have applied for the DISE code as per the direction and guideline of the authorities, but without any positive outcome. The schools have applied with the treasury challan of Rs.100 as directed to the district level redressal committee (DLRC) for the code. Thereafter, the then Deputy Commissioner as the chairman of DLRC sent the list of 255 schools to the Mission Director, Assam Sarva Siksha Abhiyan (ASSA) in 2013. The list was sent back to the Deputy Commissioner with the note that it should be signed by the Deputy Commissioner or the Additiol Deputy Commissioner and not by BEEO or DEEO.
Accordingly, the Additiol Deputy Commissioner verified the list of schools and sent it to the Mission Director, ASSA, by signing himself in 2014. In between, there has been change of the Mission Directors and the file was again returned to the Deputy Commissioner with the note that he himself should sign each case with separate speaking orders. In July 2016, the Deputy Commissioner sent a list of 29 VUP teachers and 83 VLP teachers. Interestingly, he made the observation ‘not confirm on criteria of RTE Act of 2009’.
 YASE president cited the order of the Deputy Commissioners of Dhemaji and Lakhimpur, specifically mentioning the criteria fulfilled by the schools concerned and placed the details to the Mission Director. Roy impressed upon the Deputy Commissioner of Cachar to direct the authorities concerned to forward the list of the said schools with specific criteria as per the RTE Act of 2009. This would lend credence to the genuineness of the schools in question. He claimed the schools seeking DISE code have fulfilled 90% of the criteria of RTE Act of 2009 and YASE welcomes any inquiry in this regard.
 It is almost 7 years for pursuing their cases of the schools by the teachers, majority of them have come around the age of 45 years which stands in the way of their being appointed in any government job due to age bar. It is a pity that despite their dedicated services to the schools for long years, they continue to struggle for getting justice. Their families who depend upon them for sustence are facing extreme hardship. Considering their devotion and also contribution in educating the children, YASE fervently presses for adopting humanitarian approach to the cases of these teachers.