TURA | Feb 25:
Teachers of Meghalaya under the banner of All India Primary Teachers’ Federation (AIPTF) have continued their week long dharna along with their fellow teachers from the rest of the country to push forward their demands in New Delhi.
Thousands of teachers from all over the country have joined in the dharna, which began on Feb 21 and will continue until Feb 27 at Delhi’s Jantar Mantar.
The agitating teachers have been demanding the revival of the Old Pension Scheme with immediate effect, all the contractual teachers working under different nomenclature like Shiksha Mitra /Gana Shikshak / Niyojit Shikshak etc. should be regularized before Mar 31, 2021 and uniformity should be maintained in their salaries.
Further the teachers also sought the strengthening of elementary education and participation of Teachers’ organizations while finalizing the National Education Policy, 2019 to remove anti-teacher provisions, removal of anomalies of Sixth Central Pay Commission and implementation of the recommendations of Seventh Central Pay Commission with effect from 1 January 2016 for primary teachers throughout the country uniformly.
The teachers felt that Teachers’ Eligibility Test (TET) throughout India should be conducted before the professional training while appealing to like-minded organizations and colleagues support their demands.