All Nagaland Adhoc Graduate Teachers Association (ANAGTA) have expressed frustration “to see the inaction of Government of Nagaland especially those ministers and officials responsible for the delay in issuing the regularization order of the qualified teachers.
A joint release issued by A Sema, convenor and N. Angami, secretary ANAGTA stated that since the stoppage of regularization of adhoc graduate teachers in 1992, the feeling of insecurity, tension, and frustration have developed among the teachers.
The release stated that even though the government had taken a decision to regularize ad hoc graduate teachers in a decision taken on Jan 16, 2004and the suitability tests conducted in 2004, and 342 teachers recommended for regularization in 2005 and finally approved by the cabinet on February 19. Even after the approval it is very hard to comprehend why the officials in the secretariat have taken such a long time to study the case the release added.
The release further stated that if the government really wanted development, progress and quality of education, then teachers’ rights and welfare cannot be ruled out and their psychological needs have to be met, adding, that otherwise it is high time for the aggrieved teachers to take the government to court for justice.