GOALPARA, Sept 23: The Assam State Primary Teachers Association (ASPTA) slammed the State Government for not fulfilling their demands after giving repeated assurances. The organizations will stage a dharna on September 25 at Dispur Last Gate during the assembly session.
The association has alleged that the government wanted to keep the problems and issues faced by the teachers alive. They also said that after repeated negotiations earlier, the government failed to address the demands on a time-bound basis.
“No effective steps were taken to solve the problems of the teachers despite sitting thrice for negotiations with the government,” said Jibon Ch. Bora, president, and Akhil Nath, secretary in-charge, ASPTA, through a press release.
Besides these, the association has raised several other demands related to appointment of full-fledged headmasters in primary schools, implementation of 7th pay commission for the trained graduate teachers, promotion on a time-bound scale to be implemented by the district office, regularization of all contractual teachers, release of salary to teachers, provincialization of non-provincialized schools and induction of teachers in single teacher schools and schools with no teachers.
The press release also mentioned other demands like speedy construction of additional classrooms, infrastructure development and rationalization of teachers transfer within the district as promised by the government during Gunotsov programme, 2017. The ASPTA has further threatened to launch a massive stir if these demands are not fulfilled.