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Shiksha mitras to launch statewide ‘Satyagrah Andolan’ from Aug 21 in Uttar Pradesh

The movement will be launched from Lucknow’s Laxman Mela ground and continue until the Uttar Pradesh government initiates favourable measures to reappoint shiksha mitras as assistant teachers in primary schools.

lucknow Updated: Aug 17, 2017 16:49 IST
Rajesh Srivastava
Rajesh Srivastava
Hindustan Times, Allahabad
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Shiksha mitra associations in the state have been asked to assemble in Lucknow on August 21. (Subhankar Chakraborty/HT Photo)

Upset over the indifferent attitude of the UP government on the adjustment of siksha mitras as assistant teachers in state-run primary schools, lakhs of shiksha mitras will launch statewide ‘Satyagrah Andolan’ from August 21.

This includes three-day peaceful sit-in at basic siksha adhikari (BSA) offices in all the districts of state from August 17 where they will chalk out the future course of action.

The movement will be launched from state capital’s Laxman Mela ground and continue until the state government initiates favourable measures to reappoint shiksha mitras as assistant teachers in primary schools.

“This decision was taken as the Yogi government did not take any appropriate steps to resolve the issue,” said secretary of Adarsh Samayojit Sikshak Welfare Association, Vishwanath Singh Kushwaha. He said the chief minister has been informed regarding this through a letter.

Kushwaha alleged that the government was deliberately delaying the matter as it was planning to shortlist 70% shiksha mitras from the teaching job.

State vice president of Prathamik Shiksha mitra Sangh Rajesh Sahani said the indifferent attitude of state government has put a question mark on the future of these teachers.

He added that all shiksha mitra associations in the state have been asked to assemble in Lucknow on August 21.

The Supreme Court had on July 25, 2017 quashed the appointment of 1.78 lakh shiksha mitras of the state who were absorbed as assistant teachers in primary schools for not holding adequate qualifications.

First Published: Aug 17, 2017 16:49 IST