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Naga students demand govt to regularize services of teachers, serve ultimatum

The student bodies wrote to the chief secretary to 'mainstream' SSA & RMSA teachers of 2010 and 2013 batches

Medolenuo Ambrocia

Medolenuo Ambrocia

Kohima: The Naga Students' Federation (NSF) and the Eastern Naga Students' Federation (ENSF), on Wednesday, served a 30-day ultimatum to state chief secretary demanding to regularize the services of teachers recruited under the in the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) & Rashtriya Madhyamika Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) during the year 2010 and 2013.

An official update from Ninoto Awomi, NSF president and Sepili L Sangtam, ENSF president, said that following a consultative meeting, the two federations resolved to issue the ultimatum.

The student bodies said that it is constraint to issue the ultimatum to the State Government in regard to the agreement that was signed between the School Education department and the Nagaland Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan Teachers' Association (NSSATA), NSF & ENSF on the June 12, 2018.

It claimed that as per point no 3 of the agreement, the Department will rectify the nature of appointment of SSA teachers of 2010 & 2013 batches basing on appointment order, RTI reports and advertisement and other relevant documents.

The Cabinet meeting on October 3, 2018 decided in principle to bring the teachers of all 2010 & 2013 batches of SSA & RMSA teachers into the mainstream of School Education cadre and the Office memorandum vide No. CAB-2/2013 (Pt), issued by the Cabinet's secretariat on October 5, 2018, it said.

Despite several reminders and appeals made by the NSF & the ENSF, it said that the agreement/decision has not been implemented till date.

The federations warned that as per the decision taken in the Cabinet meeting on October 3, 2018 and the office memorandum issued on October 5, 2018, the ultimatum be responded within a period of thirty days from the official date of communication.

Failing to meet the ultimatum, it said that the two federations will be compelled to take up democratic measures against the inaction of the State Government.

The two federations, through its presidents said that the ultimatum has been served in the interest of the teaching fraternity and the students' community.

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