Kohima, June 18: Even before the dust had settled after an agitation outside the State Directorate of School Education was resolved on June 12 last, another indefinite agitation began on Monday at the DoSE by another group of aggrieved teachers.
Several hundreds of teachers of All Nagaland Ad-hoc Teachers’ Group 2015 Batch began Phase-IV of their agitation outside the Directorate of School Education here demanding regularization of their service. There are 1166 ad-hoc teachers who have cleared suitability test on May 20 last year but the State Government is yet to regularize their service.
The Nagaland Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan Teacher’s Association 2010 & 2013 (NSSATA) agitation that began on May 2 last ended on June 12 after the State Government agreed to their three points demand.
The ANATG 2015 batch teachers said that the agitation would continue till further notice and until the Government fulfil their demand, adding they have fulfilled all criteria put down by the Government.
The teachers cautioned that if the Government keep on playing delay tactics, the group would have no other option but to exercise their fundamental right in the form of protest.
ANATG 2015 Batch pointed out that the department appointed different categories such as Graduate Teachers, Primary
Teachers, Hindi teachers, carpentry instructors, physical education teachers, knitting instructors, language teachers and drawing teachers on ad hoc basis against regular vacancy sanctioned post on fixed pay. Further employees in the mentioned categories, who have completed three years of continuous service by 2015, have fulfilled all the criteria laid down by the department. The group said they have gone through departmental suitability test exam on May 20, 2017 consisting of 1166 members and have cleared all the formalities and were waiting for cabinet approval for service regularisation.
Bendang Temsu, spokesperson ANATG, said they have appealed to the State Government to take up the issue of their service regularisation without any further delays. He said that aggrieved ad hoc teachers were rendering their services with full dedication on fixed pay. He said they were receiving a meagre amount of Rs 6700 (primary teacher) and Rs 8400 (graduate teacher) per month. ANATG said they had also submitted several representations, memorandum and ultimatums to the government on this issue, but justice has been denied till date.
They appealed to the Government for their service regularisation and also ‘equal pay for equal work’.
Lately School Education Department has been facing several agitation from teachers of different categories, the latest being SSA teachers who have also been demanding for regularization of their service. (Page News Service)