Tsungiki village has issued an ultimatum to state education department to revoke transfer along with post of M. Benchumlo Humtsoe (G/T) from GMS Tsungiki within 15 days.
A joint press statement issued by various bodies of Tsungki village stated that educational institutions (GMS Tsungiki/GPS ‘A’ and GPS Tsungiki ‘B’) would be compelled to resort to indefinite blockade of NH 61 which runs along Chukitong to Lotha Bridge Doyang, if the department fails to revoke the transfer.
The ultimatum was issued as per the Tsungiki Village Council resolution on October 10 against the order of issued by education department on September 23 whereby M. Benchumlo Humtsoe was transferred along with the post and attached to GHSS Wokha. The ultimatum reiterated the bodies’ objection to deputy inspector of schools, Wokha on September 28 with copies forwarded to deputy commissioner, Wokha, district education officer, Wokha and EAC, Chukitong for immediate cancellation of “arbitrary order” and cautioned the education department that the village would be forced to resort to their own course of action on failure to fulfill their demand.
The ultimatum further stated that instead of rectifying the gross injustice perpetrated against the village or forwarding the complaint to the higher authorities, the deputy inspector of schools, Wokha in his ‘information’ to the director of school education on October 4 wrote that ‘the newly upgraded GMS Tsungiki was at present running only up to class five.
The bodies asserted that the statement was “totally false and absurd” adding the “illogical action expose the department’s apathy towards the welfare of the village school-going children who are being denied their basic educational rights through this outrageous decision”.