Ranchi: A group of ad-hoc teachers from Jharkhand who have been put in a camp jail in Ranchi at a construction since Thursday, sent 10,000 letters to PM Modi. They wrote these letters with their blood. They are demanding regularization of their services.
It may be mentioned that more than 70,000 ad-hoc teachers who are running several schools in Jharkhand without getting any help from regular teachers. They are on strike since 17th October against the apathy of the Government.
This is not the first time that they went on strike. They went on strike atleast 5 times in the past. In their letters to Modi, they highlighted their “Mann Ki Baat” and blamed the lethargic attitude Govt. of Jharkhand.
“Zindagi Maut Na Ban Jaye Sambhalo Modi Ji,
Hazaron Para Shikshako Ka Ghar Na Ujado Modi Ji
(Don’t snatch away livelihood of thousands of teachers, Modiji),” said one of the letters. The other letter said “Mananiya Pradhanmantri, Jharkhand Ke Para Sikshakon Ke Sath Nyay Kijiye (Honourable prime minister, please impart justice to the para teachers of Jharkhand).”
It may be noted that these teachers were appointed under the Govt. scheme, Sarva Siksha Abhiyan in 2002 as Siksha Mitra (education friend) on a fixed remuneration. Most of them have been for the past 10 years on a meager salary Rs. 5, 000 per month.
An official of Education Department told that most of these teachers do not fulfill minimum educational qualifications. Initially, the eligibility was a pass in 10th class but later it was revised as graduation. These teachers who had started agitation were send to Jaipal Singh stadium. They volunteered to continue their protest.