State-wide protest affects school exams in LDV

ITANAGAR, Nov 7: Many schools in Lower Dibang Valley district reportedly faced difficulties in conducting half yearly examinations and other academic activities as the three-day state wide agitation of the Sarva Siksha Abhiyaan teachers reached its second day on Tuesday.
Reportedly, SSA teachers from the district have also turned down the verbal assurance from the Secretary Education passed on through the DDSEs.
In West Siang district, former Education Minister Kento Ete met the agitating teachers and expressed his support, while the AASSATA Roing unit organized a democratic and peaceful demonstration in front of the Roing DDSE office.
The Central Executive Committee of AASSATA on October 26 decided to go for a three-day mass casual leave following expiry of the ultimatum served to the government without yielding result.
The AASSATA’s demands include enhancement of salary at par with regular teachers under Director of Elementary Education and in compliance with the 7th CPC, along with gazette notification and batch wise regularization.
Further, the Association said that the sole responsibility for educational lose incurred by the state due to the democratic movement of SSA teachers would be on the state government as it has failed to respond to their demands. (With inputs from DIPRO)