ATA threatens stir to materialise demands

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Itanagar, Mar 28 (UNI) The Arunachal Teachers Association(ATA) in a memorandum urged Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu to reconsider the government's decision of transfering of Director of School Education (DSE) from Arunachal Pradesh Civil Services (APPSC) cadre.

"The teaching community feel deprived at this move," the association said.

The ATA requested the government to promote the present senior most Joint Director of school education to the post of the DSE in the larger interest of the teachers and officers of the department.

The association also served an ultimatum to the chief minister and threatened to go on phase-wise agitational programmes if its demands were not met. In its first phase of agitation, the ATA, including teachers and officials of the department, would demonstrate dharna in front of civil secretariat on March 31 next.

The association said that as part of their second phase of agitation, they would boycott duties related to the evaluation, tabulation, publication and declaration of state board examinations results.

In the third phase the teachers and officers of the department would boycott duties in the Panchayat Raj elections of the state and the fourth phase would be in form of an indefinite strike.

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