Assistant teachers were stopped by police during CM House Gherao

Ranchi:  JTET pass assistant teachers are on strike for 127 days demanding pay scale. On the 127th day of the protest, assistant teachers gathered from Raj Bhavan to gherao the Chief Minister’s residence, but police stopped them by barricading them at the protest site itself. Para teachers including JTET pass assistant teachers have been continuously protesting for their demands for the last 20 years.

In fact, their demand is that 14 thousand 42 TET pass assistant teachers working on the post of assistant teachers, who fulfill all the desired qualifications of NEP and NCTE, should be directly reinstated. It is worth noting that the teachers have struggled for a long time for direct reinstatement in the above appointment and the Advocate General had given the opinion that it should be recommended to give the approved pay scale to the successful TET pass working TET pass assistant teachers and para teachers.

But as per the recommendation of the Advocate General, No positive action has been initiated yet in this regard. State President Mithilesh Upadhyay says that on the basis of teacher appointment rules in the year 2012, more than 20 thousand primary teachers were appointed from 2015 to 2019 on the basis of Jharkhand Teacher Eligibility Test (JTET) marks and educational qualification and experience.

Conservator Pramod Kumar says that the Tet pass assistant teachers should be given the pay scale keeping them exempted from the examination of assistant teachers based on the written advice of the Advocate General of Jharkhand. He said that all of us Tet pass assistant teachers and para teachers are sitting on fast unto death in front of Raj Bhavan for the last 127 days. 

Recommendation of the high-level committee (2020 and 2021) and states like Bihar, Odisha, Chhattisgarh and Himachal Pradesh, where TET successful para teachers have been given the status of assistant teachers. On this basis, the successful JTET pass para teachers of Jharkhand should also get natural justice.

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