10,323 teachers protest against BJP-IPFT government for delaying in alternative employment for terminated teachers Credit: EastMojo Image

Agartala: The Tripura government has announced 4,500 new jobs in the Home and Manpower & Employment department with special provision for the terminated 10,323 teachers ahead of the Durga Puja celebration.

Education minister Ratan Lal Nath said that the five hundred posts of police constable in the home department and four thousand non-technical posts in the lower division clerk (LDC) and multi-purpose workers (MPW) in the post of Group-C and Group-D in the department of manpower and employment.

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“The state recruitment board would oversee the recruitment process for the post of constables in the home department, while a joint recruitment board would be formed for recruitment in the post of Group-C and Group-D in 4,000 sanctioned posts”, Nath said.

He also said that the terminated 10,323 teachers would be given age relaxation for the post of LCD and MPW posts till March 31, 2023 next.

“Anyone not knowing typing can still be appointed in the posts of LCD. However, they would need to pass a typing test within 6 months or wait for another chance. The New Employment Policy, 2018 was also modified, making it further easier for the candidates to appear in the written examination of 85 marks and 15 marks for viva-voice or interview”, Nath added.

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Earlier, a total of 1,280 lower division clerk (LDC) and 9,268 multi-purpose staff workers posts have been identified in different departments of the state government for a total of 9,686 teachers including 764 post-graduate teachers, 4,380 graduate teachers and 4,542 under-graduate teachers.

The Supreme Court had upheld the verdict of the Tripura High Court. However, the state government was allowed to keep them on an ad-hoc basis for two more years before they finally retired on March 31 last.

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The Tripura government appealed to the Supreme Court on the issue of their alternative employment to which recently, the Supreme Court made a final announcement and dismissed all appeals. However, the Supreme Court had permitted them to be appointed as teachers till March 31, 2023 in compliance with all the rules.

Reacting on the announcement made by the Tripura government, Bhaskar Deb, leader of Amra 10,323 terminated teachers’ organization said that the state government had assured us that something good would be done for the terminated teachers’, but now we have been given just the age relaxation ad 4,000 posts for over 8,000 candidates.

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“We would wait for two months time as assured by the chief minister and if the demand is not met, we shall decide the next course of action. All the terminated teachers should be provided jobs at once and the families of those who have died must be provided with job opportunity”, Deb said.

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