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EGS teachers demand regular jobs, protest outside DC office

punjab Updated: Nov 07, 2016 15:42 IST
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Demanding regularization of jobs, Education Guarantee Scheme (EGS) teachers’ union members resumed its protest near the deputy commissioner’s office on Sunday. They sat outside deputy commissioner’s office and raised slogans against the Punjab government.

Activists from another teachers’ body also protested at the same site and climbed a water tank here on Sunday.

The two unions are demanding to hold a meeting for fresh talks with chief minister Parkash Singh Badal to regularise their jobs.

At present, the EGS teachers receive a salary of `5,000 per month. Many of them are single handedly managing primary schools.

They have been demanding to regularise their jobs since 2011.

“We will continue to protest till the chief minister agrees to hold talks with us and fulfill our demands,” EGS teachers’ body co-convener Gagan Abohar said. Deputy commissioner Basant Garg on Sunday evening held a meeting with the protesters to chalk out a schedule for their talks with the chief minister.