Get back to work within 3 days or else lose your jobs, Govt to Shikshakarmis

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 23 Nov 2017 10:50:50


Staff Reporter,


Shikshakarmis see the ultimatum as their morale victory and remain stick to their decision to continue strike.

12 pass local youths will be engaged in teaching work and the State Govt will issue them experience certificates.

Toughening its stand against the striking shikshakarmis (panchayat/urban bodies) across the State. Government on Wednesday decided to issue an ultimatum to come back to duty within three days or else they will be sacked.

Panchayat and Rural Development Department Additional Chief Secretary M K Raut on Wednesday issued circulars to the Chief Executive Officers of district pachayats and janpad panchayats of the state asking them to take disciplinary action against the shikshakarmis observing strike since November 20. In the circulation, the ACS said that the strike by the shikshakasmis is not statutory and therefore they deserve disciplinary action.

The ACS asked the CEOs to issue notice to the shikshakarmis to joint their duty within three days and take disciplinary action against those disobeying the order. Teachers not following the order will be sacked under Chhattisgarh Shkshak (Panchayat) Samvarg (Bharti and Seva Conditions) Rule 2012. Similarly, those teachers who have joined the schools in their respective districts through transfer in the period of one year should be given two days time to resume their duty, said the ACS. In case of violation of order by such shikshakarmis, they should be send back to their previous headquarters, said the ACS.

It is to be mentioned that thousands of shikshakarmis across the state were in indefinite strike since November 20, creating a situation of an undeclared holiday in the government schools.

State government has also invited applications from the 12th pass local youths interested in teaching. The state government will issue them the experience certificate if they teach in the government school in place of striking shikshakarmis.

Meanwhile, Shikshakarmis see this ultimatum as their morale victory. According to Virendra Dubey, State President of Shikshakarmi Sangh, state government’s has indirectly admitted to the truth that the strike had paralysed the system. “We are not going to surrender to the warning of the state government as we stand by our genuine demands,” said Dubey.