ETT teachers’ protest brings traffic to halt in Kharar
Commuters were stuck in traffic jam for nearly two hours on the Kharar flyover near Desumajra on Tuesday evening, due to the protest of unemployed ETT qualified teachers.
Earlier, the protesters had planned to gherao the Punjab chief minister’s residence in Kharar, but were pacified after a meeting was arranged with principal secretary Hussan Lal.
The protesters said that after the continuous struggle for more than four years, out of the 6,635 ETT posts, about 2,364 were declared, but the government had made amendments to give chance to the outsiders.
They said that the recruitment is still pending due to policy of equal chance to the outsiders. They demanded that only ETT qualified teachers should be recruited on these posts.
Union leader Deepak Kamboj said due to the dilly-dallying policy of the state government, the unemployed ETT teachers were either forced to climb atop water tanks or on fast unto death.
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