PASIGHAT, Aug 13: All Arunachal Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan Teachers’ Association (AASSATA), which is presently taking warpath against the state government’s alleged indifferent attitude towards their problems, has urged the government to reconsider the decision on regularization of teachers’ job.
AASSATA president Tarak Agung Tarh called on Arunachal deputy chief minister Chowna Mein in Itanagar on Sunday and requested to reconsider the recently announced cabinet decision to regularize only 400 SSA teachers’ posts.
The association also appealed to the government to increase the posts up to 600 “or as the state cabinet deems fit for the welfare of SSA teachers of the state.”
Official sources said that Mein on his part assured the AASSATA members that he would place their grievances to the State Cabinet and consult the matter with education minister for solution.
On the other hand, the AASSATA members hailed over the cabinet decisions of closing zero-enrolment primary and secondary schools, and revocation of all out-of-turn promotions in the education department, but urged the government to reconsider the decision to create only 400 regular posts of SSA teachers.
According to the AASSATA president, some of the SSA teachers who have crossed 50 years of age and are yet to be regularised have to work along with their children who have joined as regular teachers in the same schools, which is a mockery for them.