Teachers’ protest leaves commuters harried

  • HT Correspondent, None, Panchkula
  • Updated: Jul 16, 2014 16:07 IST

It seems that there is no end of protests in Panchkula. Already under pressure because of poor strength, extra police force had to be called from Ambala as hundreds of primary school teachers converged to stage protest outside Sector 5-based Shiksha Sadan on Tuesday.

As many as 250 police personnel were deployed to control the primary teachers. The police had to close down one of the roads and the traffic moved at snail’s pace on the remaining two lanes the whole day.

Vinod Thakran, state president of the All Haryana Primary School Teachers’ Association said they had come down to press for their demands and presented a memorandum to Haryana chief minister through the director of elementary education.

The demands of the teachers included filling up of the vacant posts as several schools are being run without school heads, preference to serve in the district where the teacher belongs, 1:30 teacher-student ratio must be maintained in schools and the implementation of the 6th pay commission.

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