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Terminated 10323 teachers demand ‘Job Continuation’, held protest with 5 demands, BJP’s pre-poll promise’s fulfillment
TIWN Jan 11, 2019
Terminated 10323 teachers demand ‘Job Continuation’, held protest with 5 demands, BJP’s pre-poll promise’s fulfillment
PHOTO : 10323 teachers held protest with Job continuation demand. TIWN Pic Jan 11

AGARTALA, Jan 11 (TIWN): 10323 teachers, who were terminated due to irregularities in appointment have kicked off a massive protest rally here in Agartala with 5 points of demands. The protest was a part of “Mahakaran Abhiyan” (at Secretariat) followed by deputation placed before Chief Minister Biplab Deb, Education Minister Ratan lal Nath and Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki. Addressing media before Agartala Press Club, the teachers said, “We believe that Govt will fulfil our demands and our demands are much valid, resembled to the Govt’s pre-poll promise. If trust Chief Minister Biplab Deb will keep our demands in head and our issue would be given first priority. Otherwise, we will go in more protest. In coming days at Delhi Jantar Matar we will stage agitation”. The teachers also said, the Supreme Court’s verdict of terminated teachers’ job extension for 17 months was not for them, but in favour of Tripura Govt it was done. Earlier, during announcement of the protest the tteachers also warned BJP Govt saying, “If you are with us, we will be with you. If you are not with us, we will not be with you”. Their 5 demands includes relaxation for only 10323 teachers, regularization, continuation of job as like as other employees, 7th Pay Commission.

10323 teachers were terminated by High Court, Supreme Court due to irregularities in their recruitment under previous CPI-M Govt’s time, but BJP ahead of election promised the teachers that if BJP is voted to power, then the teachers problems will be sorted out forever, but now with no development about their future yet, the teachers have announced protest.

Recently Supreme Court on Govt’s appeal, extended those teachers jobs for 17 months as Tripura schools are suffering from teachers’ crisis. 

On the other side, as BJP Govt has failed to find out any path to save 10323 teachers jobs "as it is", now another fake-promise allegation are haunting the Govt back.

The 10323 teachers fist lost their jobs in High Court’s verdict in 2014. Then the previous CPI-M led State Sovt managed stay order on High Court’s order by appealing Supreme Court and after much delays in the hearings, finally Supreme Court also in 2017, March 29 terminated all the teachers but with humanitarian view Supreme Court permitted all the 10323 teachers to continue their jobs till December 31st, 2017.

When CPI-M led State Govt repealed in Supreme Court to extend their jobs for 1 year, Supreme Court extended the job for 6 months on ad hoc basis and finally only 27 days have left for the teachers final terminations.

But before the Tripura Assembly Election, which was held in February 2018, BJP as the opposition managed the 10323 teachers to believe if BJP comes in power they will “Resolve” the 10323 teachers problems, but even after around 3 months of passage no solution was done to that issue.

In this condition both the opposition CPI-M and Congress have asked the BJP Govt to resolve the teachers’ problems as soon as possible as they promised to do that in their Vision Document.

BJP Govt then appealed in Supreme Court to extend the teachers jobs beyond June 30, 2018 for more 2 years. BJP to urge Supreme Court to extend those teachers jobs till 2020, 30th June and SC also extended for 17 months to control the teachers crisis.

However, as no permanent solution has come, thus 10323 teachers have gone in massive protest today. 

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