GUWAHATI, May 21 – The much hyped venture school provincialisation exercise of the State Education Department is turning into a test of patience for the teachers and employees of such educational institutions who are waiting for their due salaries which would be given with effect from January 1, 2013, as promised by the Government.
The pace of completing the formalities for regularization of services is also a cause of concern as formal appointment procedure has been started in the three districts Kamrup, Kamrup (Metro) and Nalbari in elementary section only.
Moreover, at the time of provincialisation of schools in the first phase, various institutions alleged gross anomalies in the procedure and demanded further amendment to the Act to bring all the venture educational institutions, established before January 1, 2006 under the domains of the Assam Venture Educational Institution (Provincialisation of Service) Act, 2011 and Amendment Act 2012.
The All Assam Sikshak Karmachari Aikya Mancha has asked the Government of Assam to clear its stand all the pending issues related to provincialisation of the venture schools established before 2006 and the status of the institutions, which have already been provincialized in the first phase, or face a public movement from July 1, 2013.
“We are fighting for our legitimate right as around 50 per cent venture schools established before 2006 and having due government permission/recognition/affiliation/receiving AHSEC’s feasibility report/having concurrence are not included in the list of provincialised school on different flimsy grounds,” said general secretary of the Mancha Anwar Hussain Choudhury.
“We have asked the government to make its stand clear on various pending issues before June 30 otherwise, we would come down on the streets demanding justice,” he added.