AFTER FACING several hiccups regarding coordination between two factions of shikshakarmis and other teaching cadre like gurujis and contract teachers, the stage is set for a mega conference of shikshakarmis to be held on January 22.
Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, education minister Dr Narottam Mishra and panchayat & rural development minister Narendra Singh Tomar are expected to grace the convention that will be held at Subhash School of Excellence from 11 am.
However, no major announcements are expected in the absence of a final agreement pertaining to the D P Dubey Committee report, sources said.
The committee was constituted to look into the issues of various temporary teaching cadres. This is the first time that two factions of shikshakarmis including the Rajya Shikshakarmi Sangh and the Shasakiya Shikshakarmi Sangathan have decided to come together to organise the convention.
The Shasakiya Samvida Shikshak Sangh and the Madhya Pradesh Rajya Shiksha Guarantee Guruji Sangh have also decided to support the same.
However, differences have kept emerging between the office-bearers of Rajya Shikshakarmi Sangh and other organisations.
Meanwhile, at a meeting meeting held on Friday morning at Dr Mishra’s residence, both factions of shikshakarmis once again buried their differences and decided to hold the convention together.
The main demands of all cadres are regularisation and hike in pay scales. They have been agitating separately since long but their major demands have not been met.