AASSATA Changlang to refrain from joining mass casual leave

[Indrajit Tingwa]

BORDUMSA, Nov 5: The All Arunachal Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan Teachers Association (ASSATA) Changlang district unit has reportedly resolved not to participate in the protest called by the Central Executive Committee AASSATA for mass casual leave and dharna from November 6 to 8.
This was decided in a meeting held at the Singpho Heritage Centre, Bordumsa last Friday under the chair of AASSATA Changlang unit General Secretary, Wangbo Ngemu, following the recent verdict of the Guahati High Court, Itanagar Permanent Bench in favour of the SSA teachers of Changlang district, directing the Government of Arunachal Pradesh to comply and consider the representation submitted for enhancement of salary on the principle of ‘equal pay for equal work’ and for grant of Child Care Leave and other benefits.
The Changlang unit decided not to participate in any democratic movement against the state government for at least the duration of the next three months, which is the timeframe given by the High Court for consideration and compliance, as it may jeopardise the legal procedures.
The teachers present were briefed on the genesis, procedures, outcome and future course of action to be adopted with respect to the court case and clarify the doubts and apprehensions by Chow Witho Mantaw.
The counsel also thoroughly explained the nuances of the court case and its subsequent verdict of the High Court, besides answering the queries of the teachers.
However, the AASSATA Changlang unit would be supporting the CEC AASSATA demands for batch wise regularisation and immediate issue of gazette notification for single window entry for PRT in the Department of Elementary Education.
Meanwhile, the All Arunachal Pradesh Government Residential School’s Employees Welfare Association (AAPGRSEWA) said that it would also participate in the state-wide mass casual leave and peaceful dharna as all employees of government residential schools were appointed under the SSA (CSS) and the demands of the CEC AASSATA are the same as the AAPGRSEWA’s.