Reacting to the clarification issued by DIS Wokha on October 15 on the transfer of government teacher from GMS Tsungiki, chairmen of Tsungiki Village Council, VEC Tsungiki, Dimapur Tsungiki Ekhung, Wokha Tsungiki Ekhung and Chukitong Tsungiki Ekhung in a rejoinder have appealed to the DIS to elucidate on the issue.
The chairmen of the six bodies demanded to know on which basis DIS transferred M. Benchumlo Humtsoe (G/T) and further queried whether it was the usual practice of the department to respond as “temporarily transferred” while transferring a teacher along with the post.
Replying to DIS’s comment on the village schools having excess teachers, the chairmen clarified that government primary school sector ‘A’ has 5 teachers, Sector ‘B’ with 4 teachers, and government middle school with three teachers left after the transfer of a teacher along with the post.
The signatories R. Wobemo Kikon, Chairman, Tsungiki Village Council, J. Yanpvuo Kikon, Chairman, VEC Tsungiki, C. Khonbenthung Kikon, Chairman, Dimapur Tsungiki Ekhung, Z. Nlumsao Ngullie, Chairman, Kohima Tsungiki Ekhung, Ezanthung Shitiri, Chairman, Wokha Tsungiki Ekhung and Rhanbemo Kikon, Chairman, Chukitong Tsungiki Ekhung have reiterated its ultimatum to state education department to revoke the transfer along with post of M. Benchumlo Humtsoe (G/T) from GMS Tsungiki within 15 days or face the consequences of shutting down of all educational institutions (GMS Tsungiki/GPS ‘A’ and GPS Tsungiki ‘B’) in the village, and indefinite blockade of the NH 61 which runs along its territory (Chukitong to Lotha Bridge Doyang.
The signatories also cautioned that the department would be held responsible for any untoward incident arising from their action.
Meanwhile, Tsungiki Students’ Union in its executive meeting on October 16 unanimously resolved to stand by, and support, the resolution dated October 10 of Tsungiki Village Council with regard to the transfer along with post of M. Benchumlo Humtsoe, G/T, from government middle school, Tsungiki.
Tsungiki Students’ Union president L. Zachamo Ovung informed that the union would not rest in its fight for justice, till the department rectifies “discriminatory order” by retaining the concerned teacher in her place of posting, i.e., government middle school, Tsungiki.