"Though the ostensible reason for this directive is to tap the resources of the teachers, the actual idea is to keep them fruitfully engaged instead of leaving them free to protest at the CM's yatra," a source in the administration said.
Known as 'fixed pay' teachers, this category of teachers held boisterous protests during the initial phases of Nitish's ongoing 'adhikar yatra' launched on September 19. Some even showed him slippers at places like Darbhanga and Bettiah in north Bihar.
These teachers have been demanding regularisation of service, which would entitle them to benefits like DA and HRA.
The Nitish regime has revised their pay from time to time but refused to regularise their jobs as this would add to the state's expenses considerably.