DOOMDOOMA : The members of the Assam Chah Mazdoor Sangha implemented a protest program in their Doomdooma office on Thursday demanding the regularisation of the positions of the teachers in the primary schools located in the tea gardens of the state.
The members of the union claimed that although some teachers have been working in these schools since last several years at a very meagre wage, the state government has taken no action regarding the regularisation of these positions. Neither has any action been taken regarding their promotions or increments in salary. And this has caused several problems for the people engaged as teachers in these institutions.
Although the state government has made an announcement regarding the provincialisation of these schools, no decision was taken regarding the future of the teachers who are already engaged in these institutions. Although the union has been demanding proper action in this direction for a long time, they alleged that the state government has not paid any heed to their demands.
Meanwhile, the Secretary to the Government of Assam for the Education Department, wrote to the Accountant General for the Government of Assam regarding the creation of 850 posts in a total of 422 recently provincialized schools managed by tea gardens across multiple districts of the state for financial approval. The letter mentions a variety of posts in these tea garden-managed schools, ranging from one headmaster post to two posts of science teachers in upper primary schools. Five positions of graduate teachers in high schools, 838 assistant teachers in lower primary schools, and four assistant teachers in upper primary schools across the state bring the total number of posts to 850.
Out of the total number of posts in the tea garden-managed schools, Charaideu district has six posts, Tinsuka has 246, Baksa has 12, Darrang has four, Karbi Anglong has eight, Kokrajhar has six, Nagaon has 62, Biswanath has 78, Sonitpur has 114, Udalguri has 48, Jorhat has four, Lakhimpur has 22, Goalpara has two, and Dibrugarh has 238 posts.
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