Bhubaneswar, Nov 19 (Odisha.in) Lathi Charge on the agitating teachers by Police in number of places across the state on November 17 last came in for severe condemnation and criticism even as the Chief Minister Naveen announced probe by concerned Revenue Divisional Commissioners (RDC).
Congress Legislature Party, which met here Sunday on the eve of the ensuing winter session of the Orissa Assembly beginning Monday, in its resolution demanded judicial inquiry in to the Police action on teacher.
The pro-government, United Teachers’ Association led by ruling BJD MLA, Bikram Keshari Burma, for the first time, made a scathing attack on the coalition government, for the police excess on agitating teachers and for the anti-teachers polices.
Flaying the faulty policies being pursued in education department, Burma said,”It is disgusting that government is giving only Rs.1400 per month on contract to the trained graduate teachers, a Health worker is getting the rate of Rs.4, 000”
He also criticized the recent circular authorizing the Sub-Collectors with financial power by withdrawing the Drawing an d Disbursement (DD) power from the Principals of the Principals of the colleges.
Describing the decision as unjustified and undesirable, the Teachers leader urged
Chief Minister to intervene and take steps to withdraw the circular as there would be in ordinate delay in providing monthly salary.
Burma questioned that how a Sub-Collector having at least 50 colleges under his disposal would be able to provide regular salary to the teaching and non-teaching staffs, along with his already burdened administrative works.
He also demanded that the contract teachers in High school and Sikhaya Sahgayaks be provided minimum Rs.4000 per month and regularization of their services.