Expressing resentment over the state government’s lackadaisical attitude in handling the alleged bogus teachers’ issue despite repeated assurances to expedite the case, Aggrieved Teachers’ Association of Nagaland (ATAN) on Monday demanded that examination be conducted for all employees under Directorate of School Education (DoSE) appointed without examinations.
ATAN executives, in a statement, reminded that the association had called off its indefinite hunger strike September 14 last following assurances from the chief minister for amicable solution on the issue at the earliest. However, alleging that the department has failed to comply with the agreement, ATAN has demanded the department conduct an examination for all the employees under DoSE, who were appointed without examinations- invalid post creations, approval orders and non-existent post vacancy- starting from 1976 till date.
ATAN demanded that no new candidates, either through exams or direct appointment should be entertained before in-service employees’ issue was amicably resolved.
ATAN cautioned that if its charter of demands were not met, it would “come out to the streets for the cause of natural justice” and added that consequences will be borne by the department/government.