govt’s alternate arrangement to counter shikshakarmis’ strike

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 22 Nov 2017 10:45:26


Staff Reporter,


Surguja collector Kiran Kaushal issued an order cancelling leave of all regular teachers in the district and asked them to resume duty with immediate effect


State government has come up with alternate arrangements for bringing back the academic activities in the government schools on track in view of ongoing strike by the shikshakarmis (panchayat and urban bodies).

School Education Department Secretary Vikas Sheel on Tuesday issued circulars to all the district collectors and district education officers of the state, instructing them to use all possible options available with them to overcome the situation and ensure educational activities are not affected by the strike.

In the circular issued by the Secretary, he asked to seek support of regular teachers, engage instructors of ‘Sakshar Bharat Programme’, teachers attached to other departments and candidates undergoing teachers training at various training institutes/colleges.
The School Education Secretary also asked the collectors and DEOs to invite retired teachers interested in providing voluntary services.

Help of Vidya Mitans can also be taken, he said, asking district collectors and DEO to provide details of schools in their respective districts. He also directed not to discontinue mid-day meal in schools. Meanwhile, seven organisations of shikshakarmis, connected to Ekta Manch, have refrained themselves from the strike. In a memorandum submitted to the Panchayat Department Additional Chief Secretary M K Raut, these organisations informed about their opposition to the strike.

A delegation comprising Pradesh Shikshakarmi Mahasangh’s Rajnarayan Dwivedi, Chhattisgarh Vyakhyata (panchayat) Sangh’s Kamleshwar Rajput, Krantikari Panchayat Shikshak Sangh’s Lailun Kumar Bhardwaj, Shikshak Panchayat Nagariya Nikay Sangh’s Dr Girish Keshkar, Ranjit Banerjee, Ajay Upadhyay and Divyang Sangh’s Arvind Pandey was present on the occasion. The delegation urged the ACS for a dialogue on the issues related to the shikshakarmis.

Meanwhile, Surguja district collector Kiran Kaushal issued an order on Tuesday cancelling leave of all the regular teachers of the district. The collector asked those teachers, on leave, to resume their duty with immediate effect.