Shiksha Mitras protest for pay hike;35000 go on strike
Shiksha Mitras took out a protest rally, demanding salary hike and perks here today. They said the state government should fulfil their demands that had been pending for long.
The protesters, under the aegis of the Shiksha Mitra Krantikari Mahasang, gathered at the Raipur bus stand. They also burnt an effigy of terrorism. Later, they marched towards the Secretariat to mark their protest. The police placed barricades and stopped them at Kanak Chowk, They said the salary of the Shiksha Mitras should be increased from Rs 13,000 to Rs 25,000 per month and it should be credited on the first day of every month. Besides, they also sought an accidental insurance scheme for Shiksha Mitras. They said memoranda had been given to the officials concerned and public representatives, but to no avail.
Poorna Singh Rana, state president of the Shiksha Mitra Krantikari Mahasang, said Chief Minister Harish Rawat had assured them that their demands would be fulfilled soon but the state government was yet to do the needful. The protest would be intensified in case the state government didn’t come up with a solution at the earliest, he added.
Primary school teachers strike work in 95 blocks
The teaching work was adversely affected in primary and junior high school as teachers commenced their strike in support of their 21 pending demands here today. The agitated teachers held demonstration at 95 blocks to express resentment against the Congress-led state government.
Subhash Singh Chauhan, state president, Uttarakhand Junior High School Teachers’ Association, while speaking on the occasion, said the government should draft a blueprint to remove pay anomaly of teachers. Chauhan demanded that the state government should make a committee to amend Service Rule-2012 for teachers. He said experienced and most deserving teachers should be promoted to principal. The protesters demanded minimum three promotions during service.
The agitated teachers under the aegis of Uttarakhand Junior High School Teachers’ Association gathered at the Chief Education Officer’s office and raised slogans against the government. They said the government should fill vacant posts of teachers in primary and junior high schools in Garhwal and Kumaon divisions. They also demanded upgradation of government primary schools.