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Protesting 342 contractual teachers finally get confirmation orders

Amid a hue and cry, Friday afternoon brought a big relief to protesting 342 contractual teachers in the district as the education department finally gave confirmation orders to those teachers who have been waiting for the same for long. Hindustan Times had raised the issue of their plight recently.

indore Updated: Nov 26, 2016 17:24 IST
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Hindustan Times article dated Nov 21 had highlighted the issue of contractual teachers’ confirmation being stalled over a word in official order.

Amid a hue and cry, Friday afternoon brought a big relief to protesting 342 contractual teachers in the district as the education department finally gave confirmation orders to those teachers who have been waiting for the same for long. Hindustan Times had raised the issue of their plight recently.

With these orders, those contractual teachers, who have been fighting for their rights for long, now will be promoted to Adhyapak grade and will be eligible to get all the benefits of the sixth pay commission.

As soon as the news reached the small district, those teachers who had been protesting over the delay erupted into the joy. According to information, the whole process was put on hold because of one word in the earlier official order that stalled their promotion. As many as 149 teachers from Barod, 122 from Agar and 71 from Susner and Nalkhed blocks will be benefited from new orders.

Earlier, teachers alleged that officials had deliberately put the word ‘appointment’ instead of ‘confirmation’ on their orders which they received a few days back. The mistake delayed their promotion to the Adhyapak grade, rued the teachers who were appointed on contract in 2013.

When contacted, Agar zilla parishad chief executive officer Rajesh Shukla said earlier there was some confusion over the words ‘appointment’ and ‘confirmation’. In order to avoid any complications in future, these orders were sent to higher authorities for direction.

“As soon as we got the confirmation orders, we conveyed the message to teachers today itself,” added Shukla.