SILCHAR, Feb 3 - Disgusted with the government’s apathy towards their charter of demands, the TET qualified teachers of Cachar district are yet again on the streets.
Echoing the problems faced by the teachers and unemployed TET qualified candidates of Cachar district regarding regularization of their jobs, around 100 teachers staged a protest demonstration under the banner of All Cachar TET Qualified Teachers Coordination Committee on Wednesday at Khudiram Bose point. The Cachar district unit of All Assam Middle School Science Teachers Association has extended support towards the demands raised by the TET teachers.
Expressing serious concerns over the fate of their jobs, the teachers said that there are 3,000 TET qualified candidates who are working in contractual status under the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan in various schools across the district. They are also worried since the tenure of their contract is nearing its term. The protesting teachers have made an appeal to the Governor to cooperate the teachers in their hour of crisis. “All our hopes now rest on the Governor of Assam and we demand his intervention to revive the condition,” the protesters echoed.
Reetamarghya Bhattacharjee, general secretary of the committee said despite repeated appeals, there has been no response from the government. He alleged that the teachers often subjected to rampant corruption encouraged by the officials of the Department of Education against which proper action must be taken. Bhattacharjee also pointed out that there is unequal appointments of new teachers being made despite a large number of teachers retiring from services every month.