GUWAHATI: The leadership of the All Assam Primary TET Passes Teachers Association asked the state government to regularise their jobs and complained about the policy of performance assessment-based job limiting.
Addressing a press meet in the Dispur Press Club of Guwahati on Monday, the leaders of the association put forward several demands to the government. These demands were based on the meeting of the executive body of the association held on Sunday and are as follows.
The state government promised to regularise the jobs but later told that it will remain contractual till the end of 60 years. Not they are trying to limit the term of service to one year in the name of performance assessment via an application. The union mentioned this step to be extremely biased and the members will in no terms accept this.
If the promises made by the government are not fulfilled, the teachers will be forced to stop all activies except the regular classes imparted in their schools.
Teachers will protest infront of the DC offices of all the districts in the coming week and hand over a memorandum to each of them. If the demands of regularisation are not fulfilled, the union will take up a protest during the upcoming winter session of the Assam Assembly.
A signature campaign will be undertaken and the documents along with the signatures of all such teachers will be forwarded to the Governor, Chief Minister, Prime Minister, Human Resource Minister and President if deemed necessary.
If necessary, the protest will be taken to New Delhi to get the attention of the central government regarding the matter.
The organisation called on the education minister of the state to pay heed to their requests, understand the pain and suffering of the teachers and take the necessary steps. He also asked for a formal dialogue between the union and the government to settle the problems at the earliest.