Lockdown: 2254 government schools to shut down in state wide teacher protest next week
Over 25,000 teachers under the banner of Rajkiya Shikshak Sangh are set to boycott work and go on an indefinite strike from September 12 as a result of which 2,254 government schools in the state will be shut down.
The decision was taken after the health of a few members of the association, who had been sitting on a hunger strike since Tuesday, rapidly deteriorated. The members have said that they will intensify the agitation from next week.
Talking to TOI, president of the Rajkiya Shikshak Sangh, Ram Singh Chauhan, said, “Many members from Haridwar also came to support the agitation outside the education directorate on Thursday. In an important meeting of our executive members on Thursday, we have decided that all 25,000 teachers under our banner will boycott work for an indefinite period from September 12.”
The demands of the teachers include regular yearly transfers, 3 day earned leave, provision of journey leave, a transfer act for transparent yearly transfers in the state or amendments in the transfer policy to give everyone a chance to serve in hills and plains, expedited promotions, salary hike, grade pay parity between all teachers, assured career progression and to not initiate action against any teacher without a thorough investigation.