Despite numerous memoranda, the state government has failed to solve the long-pending demands, the members of the SLDA regretted.

Sikkim: In order to press for their various long-pending demands, including immediate regularisation of jobs, members of the School Land Donors Association (SLDA) have now sought an audience with chief minister Pawan Kumar Chamling to submit a memorandum to him.

On several occasions in the past, SLDA members, led by general secretary Ranjit Rai, had met the state chief secretary and HRD officials over the issue, but nothing has been implemented practically so far.

“The association was formed on August 19, 2018 to address the injustice being faced by the school land donors of the state. Land donors have been employed in the school, mostly as group D employees. But our posts have not been regularised despite reaching out to the state government time and again. We have filed three RTIs but the replies have never been satisfactory,” Rai alleged.

Stating that the demand has been pending since 2006, at least 100 members of SLDA, led by Rai demanded the state chief minister to address the issue as soon as possible keeping the greater interest of the members of the association in mind.

Further, the association has also demanded that schools, which have been built on land acquired by them, to be named after their family members in order to keep their sacrifice and name alive.

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