AGARTALA, July 16: The 3600 TET qualified teachers who were appointed on a fixed pay basis by the previous Left Front government are going for a state wide agitation demanding regular pay scale as assured by the BJP before the election.
The decision was taken in a meeting of the TET Teachers’ Welfare Association where large number of TET qualified teachers from different part of the state participated. Ajoy Pal general secretary of the association in a statement said the members discussed mainly the issue of regular pay scale.
It has been decided in the meeting that a district wise programme will be launched to draw the attention of the government. As per the decision within few days they will start submitting memorandum to all the district education officers highlighting their demand. The meeting also constituted eight district level committees to execute the decision.
Chairman of the Tea Development Corporation and employee’s leader Santosh Saha also was present in the meeting and urged the TET teachers to get prepared for greater responsibility.
Altogether 3600 teachers have been appointed in the state through TET examination, first batch of which was appointed in December 2016. They were appointed in fixed pay as the Under Graduate Teachers are getting Rs 14,700, Graduate teachers are getting Rs 17,925 and the Post Graduate Teachers are getting Rs 22,764.They are to work under this fixed pay for five years as the then Left Front government had set the norm.
The previous government following the agitation of the teachers agreed to reconsider the matter but never did it. The aggrieved teachers are expecting that the present government will adhere to their demand as this government is in favour of quality, the statement said.