TET qualified contractual teachers seeks permanent job status, protest in Assam’s street

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Guwahati: Thousands of TET (Teacher Eligibility Test) qualified contractual teachers on Thursday gathered in the streets in Assam to protest against the authorities demanding the regularization of their jobs along with pay protection.  

Pranjal Pratim Changmai, a TET qualified teacher said, “Thousands of TET qualified teachers from across the state are protesting today. Our demand is to be made permanent employees instead of the current contractual jobs. We also want the government to give us all the benefits that a government employee gets.”

The protest was carried out by All Assam Lower Primary School TET Qualified Contractual Teachers Association where the teachers come from different parts of the state. 

They gathered in front of the State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) office and Sarba Siksha Abhiyan (SSA), Assam office at Kahilipara in Guwahati. 

The teachers’ association seeks the status of permanent employees to its members and want to receive the benefits which are being given to other government employees. 

Nearly 40,000 TET qualified contractual teachers are working in different Lower Primary schools across the state. 

(With inputs from ANI)

first published:March 25, 2022, 12:29 p.m.

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