ANSU serves 20 days ultimatum to govt to fulfil demands

ITANAGAR, May 7: The All Nyishi Students’ Union (ANSU) served the state government a 20 days ultimatum to fulfil its various demands, failing which the union threatened to launch a democratic protest.
The ANSU lamented that despite assurance from the state government in October, 2017 its demands have not been fulfilled.
In its ultimatum letter served to Education Minister Honchun Ngandam, the ANSU stated that a memorandum was submitted to the chief minister on 7 July, 2017, placing its various demands, which was later forwarded to the Education department.
Accordingly, the education minister had convened a joint meeting in connection with the memorandum with the officers/officials of the Education department and the ANSU on 2 October, 2017.
The meeting assured ANSU that the chief minister and the deputy chief minister would be apprised about their demands for early fulfilment.
The meeting came with a conclusion that the demand for creation of new posts of principals, headmasters, PGTs and TGTs against the upgraded higher secondary schools since 2008-09 will be placed before the state cabinet for consideration; and the required teachers (TGTs/PGTs), principals, headmasters will be posted in the new academic session.
Other demands of the union include providing adequate fund for school infrastructure development in various schools in Nyishi-inhabited areas; early release of textbooks and establishment of an agriculture and horticulture college in Nyishi-inhabited areas.
“Unfortunately, the promises have not been fulfilled despite lapse of more than six months,” the letter said, and added that the union will be left with no other option but to resort to democratic means of protest, if the demands were not met within the given time period.