After govt assurance upset Teachers put back boycott call

After govt assurance upset Teachers put back boycott call

Itanagar: Agitated teachers in Arunachal Pradesh on Friday shelved their call for an examination boycott after the state government assured them to call a meeting on Saturday.

The teaching community in the northeastern state, under the auspices of the Arunachal Teachers Association (ATA), had called for a boycott of the state board exams, which began during the day, and if necessary, the CBSE exams from February 16. Their long-standing demands for non-existence
“Senior education officials invited us on Thursday and assured to arrange a meeting with state education minister Taba Tedir on February 4 as he is currently out of station,” ATA secretary general Jummar Kena said.

“We have decided to postpone our boycott call for a day and if our issues are not resolved in the proposed meeting, we will continue our protest,” he said.
The teachers took part in invigilation duties on the first day of the state board exams, which will continue till February 16.

The ATA is demanding that the earned leave of school teachers be increased from 10 to 20 days or their retirement age be raised to 62 years and renovation of schools and teachers’ quarters.
Decentralization of Directorate of Elementary and Secondary Education to block level, expediting of recruitment rules for all categories of teachers by this year and review of integrated scheme for school education are among his other demands.
Government teachers wore black badges and attended teaching duty from January 27 to February 1.

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