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Bathinda teachers on hunger strike, want regular jobs

punjab Updated: Jun 25, 2016 11:05 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times

Teachers sitting on a hunger strike at Children Park in Bathinda on Friday.(Sanjeev Kumar/HT Photo)

Demanding regularisation of their services, teachers working under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) and Centre Sponsored Scheme (CSS) held a one day hunger strike at Children’s Park.

The SSA/RMSA/CSS teachers’ Union (SRCTU) is organising a chain hunger strike at district headquarters of all districts of Punjab and on Friday the SRCTU members of Bathinda unit protested here for a day.

District president of SRCTU Beant Singh Phulewal said that they had been working under SSA, RMSA and centrally sponsored schemes for the last eight years on contractual basis and have been demanding from the state government to regularise their services, but the leaders have not considered their demands. Phulewal said, ‘‘The education department had appointed a high power committee in June 2015. That committee had done nothing for the betterment of teachers and failed to solve the issues of as many as 12,000 teachers working under SSA, RMSA and CSS even after the passing of a year.”

SRCTU state committee member Himmat Singh said the government has not released the salaries of teachers and laboratory attendants for six months.