All Nagaland School Teachers’ Association (ANSTA) Longleng unit on Saturday warned that it would close down schools under Longleng district if department of school education failed to release service extension order of 19 teachers who had already been verified and declared as “genuine” teachers.
In an ultimatum to the director of school education Nagaland, ANSTA Longleng stated the 19 teachers in question, who were among 2001 appointees, were verified several times since 2006 and declared as “genuine” by verification committee, however their service extension order has not been released by department. The association lamented that the department “turned a deaf ear” to the matter despite several appeals made to department by ANSTA; government’s directive dated October 4 to clarify the case; DIS Longleng’s appeal to department on October 4; and even DC Longleng’s approach to the authority for immediate implementation of service extension for the 19 teachers.
It further stated the teachers were “living in utter confusion” and facing both mental and economic hardships, and added that as they were major subject teachers, their deprivation would also adversely affect students’ education career. Demanding the responsible authority to intervene in the matter seriously, ANSTA Longleng cautioned if the service extension order for the mentioned teachers were not released by November 22, it would be compelled to close down the schools under the district.
Also asserting that the teaching community would not be conducting annual examination for the current academic year if its demand was not fulfilled, association further cautioned that the concerned authority would be responsible for any outcome of such situation.