Agartala: It’s almost two years since over 10,000 teachers lost their jobs in Tripura, but their demands are yet to be addressed by the state government.
On Tuesday, the 10,323 terminated teachers submitted a memorandum before the Director of School Education, asking the state government why they had not yet received their termination letters and other particulars.
“…please specify on which writ number and judgement the department had terminated 10323 mentioning how all are covered under Tanmoy Nath and others judgment or any other judgment when all are not challenged directly”, the memorandum submitted by the teachers’ Joint Movement Committee said.
Speaking with reporters, Bijay Krishna Saha, leader of JMC said that they placed the memorandum before the director with some factual situations, which needs introspection from the concerned department.
“Please take this letter seriously because it is related to thousands of lives, otherwise, mass agitation against the department will be witnessed across the state,” Saha said.
He also pointed that they submitted a memorandum to the director months ago but received no suitable response.
“If we have been terminated, then the termination copy should be handed over to the teachers so that we can take appropriate steps. The salary was stopped, and we aren’t allowed to visit the school. There is a guideline for termination of employees which was not followed,” Saha added.
He also informed that the 10,323 teachers were not part of the case, which was initially against the 37 teachers.
“The High Court of Tripura in 2020 passed one judgment on December 18, 2020, stating categorically that if respondents number 4 to 44 are in the purview of Tanmoy Nath (Supra) the Department should terminate all these teachers like 10,323. Unfortunately, it wasn’t done. Again on November 30, 2021, in Double Bench Judgement, the High Court directed to terminate all these 37 numbers of respondents (Science Teachers 2012), but till today, you haven’t taken any such steps,” Saha said.
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