NSSATA suspends agitation after reaching agreement with Govt

NSSATA suspends agitation after reaching agreement with Govt
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Kohima/Dimapur, June 12: The Nagaland Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan Teachers’ Association 2010 & 2013 (NSSATA) has suspended its agitation after reaching an agreement on its demands with the State School Department today.
NSSATA had been agitating since May 2 last demanding fulfillment of three points charter of demands. It had launched hunger strike from today.
However, Naga Students’ Federation and Eastern Naga Students’ Federation intervened today by meeting the agitating teachers who were on hunger strike and also had series of meeting at the Civil Secretariat with department officials.
After a daylong meeting, an agreement was signed between the NSSATA and the school education department in the presence of the NSF and ENSF representatives this evening. The agreement was signed by Principal Secretary Menukhol John, president NSSATA Penthungo Y Yanthan, president NSF Kesosul Christopher Ltu and vice president ENSF Manpang Wangyen.
According to the agreement signed, the State Government agreed to pay the 7th ROP to the SSA teachers of 2010 & 2013 batch in line with the State NPS cadre. The progress of works on this will be reviewed on July 12.
The School Education Department also agreed to rectify the nature of appointment of SSA teachers of 2010 & 2013 batch basing on the appointment order, RTI report, advertisement and other relevant documents.
As per the agreement, the PGT conversion order will not be issued until the nature of appointment of SSA teachers of 2010 & 2013 batch is rectified. The School Education Department also agreed to find a mechanism for timely release of salaries.
Meanwhile in a press release, NSSATA agitation committee convener Thejangulie Kirha and secretary Arenla Tzudir informed that in view of the above agreement and conditions, the agitation will remain suspended till further notice. The release informed that the NSF & ENSF has assured that in failure on the part of the Government to adhere to the agreement, they will not allow the teachers to resume the agitation but instead they would come out on the streets on behalf of the teachers.
The release acknowledged that the NSF and ENSF played a key role stepping in as facilitators between the NSSATA and the Government in coming to a consensus.
Applauding each and every member of NSSATA for standing firm and united, the association requested its members to come back with more vigour and energy should such situations arise in future. (Page News Service)