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ATAN plea for final result of investigation
Published on 22 Jul. 2010 12:10 AM IST
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Aggrieved Teachers’ Association of Nagaland (ATAN) has appealed the state government to declare the final result of the probe into the bogus teachers appointment scam in the education department, at the earliest basing on the chief minister’s assurance.
ATAN executive in a mailed statement reminded that they have been patiently following the government directives and guidelines till date despite their salaries not being paid for the last many months.
The association said that the patience of the aggrieved teachers’ should not be misconstrued as “forfeiting our rights”. In the event of any unfavorable decision by the government, ATAN said it shall not hesitate to resort to any course of action to meet its demand for which the government would be held solely responsible for any untoward incident.
ATAN reminded that the result of the Special Investigation Team (SIT) published in the local dailies on March 25, 2010 have “so many anomalies” for which it condemned the probe. Owing to the anomalies, the association said that the government had constituted Special Verification Committee (SVC) for re verification but called it as unfortunate that though the time given to the SVC was only one month, their findings were still undeclared. The teachers said that the reason for the show cause notice served to them was based on SIT report which was undermined by constituting SVC.
ATAN reiterated that their appointments should be accepted after proper confirmation from the Directorate and their salaries be disbursed through proper channel as per government guidelines.
The teachers said they have been sincerely serving the government for the past many years without any objection. ATAN said all the affected teachers’ names were in the education departments incumbency list provided by the Directorate in response to the RTI filed by it. The association reminded that it had submitted a representation to the government on April 1, 2010 demanding redressal of their grievances
ATAN further reminded that when it underwent indefinite hunger strike on April 9 in protest against government’s inaction, the chief minister called for withdrawal of the strike by assuring the teachers that maximum justice would be delivered where qualified and sincere serving teachers would be considered.

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