Agartala: The rest of the world might be busy welcoming the new year, but it is clear that for the teachers of Tripura, there is little to cheer. The teachers have now spent 25 nights in the streets of Agartala amidst the cold December waves, hoping that their problems are heard by the people who matter.
Speaking with EastMojo, Dalia Das, a protester, said their protest is not against anyone and they have no intention to malign the government. They only have two demands, which they have been asking the government for the past two months.
“We have been asking the government to provide us alternative jobs in compilation with the Supreme Court verdict. The Court has allowed age relaxation till March 2023 for recruitment in government departments. The government can easily absorb the 10,323 teachers in non-teaching posts which were created once by the erstwhile government, but instead of that we have been asked to sit-in an open recruitment process”, Das said.
The teachers were also seen accompanied by their children in the streets spending nights to place the demand for their recruitment.
EastMojo visited the teachers to understand their concerns. Here’s our report: