Wednesday, October 5, 2022

ANATG-2015 reminds govt of July 21 ultimatum

With its 30-day ultimatum on the Department of School Education (DoSE) regarding regularisation of ad hoc teachers set to expire on August 21, All Nagaland Ad hoc Teachers’ Group (ANATG) 2015 batch has asked its district units and general members to be prepared for any situation that could arise.
ANATG-2015 president Ruguotsolie and joint secretary Pekato Jimomi in a press release lamented that despite submission of several representations on the matter to the department concerned, the issue had still not been attended to, while it was in the knowledge of all concerned that the regularisation process in other departments were being done.
With no other options left, they said ANATG-2015 submitted an ultimatum on July 21, 2022 seeking redressal of matter within 30 days, failing which the suspended agitation programmes would be resumed.
They mentioned that ANATG – 2015 batch comprised graduate teachers, primary teachers, drawing teachers and other vocational teachers who were appointed on ad hoc basis against sanctioned posts from 1994 to 2012. And as per the department’s norms for service regularisation, the departmental suitability test, verification of documents and interviews were conducted by the department on May 20 and 22, 2017.
However, the duo alleged that even after the fulfilment of all criteria, the matter of regularisation was not considered, which compelled them to undertake pen down strike district-wise from May 16 to 18, 2018 followed by mass casual leave from June 4 to 6, 2018, sit-in protest at Directorate of School Education from June 18 to 29, 2018 and finally hunger strike from June 29, 2018, which was unconditionally suspended.