|BTC secondary education teachers demand service regularisation|
KOKRAJHAR, May 16 - The All BTC Secondary Education Assistant Teachers’ Association has demanded that the BTC Government as well as the State Education Department to regularise their jobs and immediately cancel illegal appointments.
Addressing mediapersons at the Kokrajhar Press Club, Kalicharan Basumatary and Fwjwndao Basumatary, president and secretary of the association said that around 650 additional assistant (contractual) teachers working under the scheme of ‘strengthening of secondary education’ have formed the All BTC Secondary Education Assistant Teachers’ Association recently to fight the anomalies in departmental administration and to demand from the BTC Government as well as the State Education Department to regularise their jobs as they have been rendering service since 2011.
They also said, “We have been giving the best teaching service in core subjects like English, Mathematics, Science and Social Science in secondary education in the BTAD since 2011. The Government through a Cabinet decision issued an office memorandum vide no. PMA (S) 32/2010/242 on 3.3.2016 to regularise our jobs against vacant posts. But without implementing this office memorandum, the Director of Secondary Education, BTC, arranged a BTC Special TET in many places of Assam instead of the BTAD”.
The president and secretary of the association further said that the Director of Secondary Education, BTC published an advertisement for graduate teachers on July 5, 2017 to fill up vacancies. “Therefore we approached the High Court against the illegal process of interview since office memorandum vide no. PMA (S) 32/2010/242 is yet to be implemented. The High Court served an interim order not to take any further steps for the above-mentioned interview process. But we have come to know that many appointment letters have been given away to candidates by the Director of Secondary Education, BTC. Without proper documentation and publication of the interview, how can appointment letters be given?” they asked.
They also threatened to launch a stir unless the illegal appointments were cancelled.