Gangtok Times Report
Gangtok, Feb 8
Trained unemployed teachers of the State have requested the Human Resource Development Department to appoint them on adhoc basis in different schools of the State on or by 12 February. A section of trained teachers from different parts of the State have argued that they have already completed their B Ed and DIET courses and even cleared STET and fulfils all NCT norms but still lying unemployed despite of approaching the department.
Addressing a press conference, Premila Tamang said, “We are not against the government and adhoc teachers association and even not against the decision of the department to give continuation to untrained teachers as it was their right but our only demand is to appoint us atleast in adhoc basis by 12 February.” She mentioned that they had also submitted an application to the HRDD on 23 June 2018 on to appoint them in PGTs and GTs and requested not to appoint untrained teachers further but the department continued in appointing untrained teachers.
“We got admission in B Ed College after facing a tough competition against thousands of aspirants and if we do not get appointment after our hard work and eligibility then it would be injustice to us and no value of our certificates,” Ms Tamang said. She added that there were around 100 trained teachers and can be adjudged in 778 secondary and senior secondary schools in the States. She asserted that if the department would not appoint them immediately then they have to wait another more than a year due to code of conduct and electoral process in the State. ]
Likewise, Manoj Gautam stated that either the HRDD should not follow NCT norms or if it was following then it should be implemented in the proper and complete manner. “Even if we would be appointed in adhoc basis now then our experience would be counted while the department would conduct the interview. We are not against adhoc untrained teachers but we are just asking for our rights,” he said. He also clarified that their movement was not near to the election but they have been pursuing this issue since last year. He mentioned that while approaching the Additional Chief Secretary HRDD last year he had assured to appoint them from this new academic session but nothing has been done.
Mr Gautam stated that if the department argue that there was vacancy then recent One Family One Job scheme of the government has proved that vacancies can be created. “At present we are just around 100 trained aspirants and if the department would not appoint us right now then more numbers will be added due to passing out of more students B Ed and DIET institutes of the State,” he said. He also stated to go legally if they were not appointed by 12 February.
Trained unemployed teachers of the State have requested the Human Resource Development Department to appoint them on adhoc basis in different schools of the State on or by 12 February.