AAPSU reiterates demands

ITANAGAR, Aug 9: In view of the cabinet meeting it claimed is scheduled to take place on Friday, the All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) on Thursday reiterated the demands it had submitted earlier through a memorandum to the state government, pertaining to the overall development of the education sector in the state.
The union urged the state government to take up its demands in the cabinet meeting for consideration.
The AAPSU said that the deputy director of school education and college principals are technically not competent to execute any civil works under SSA/RMSA/RUSA.
“They are rather nodal officers of district and colleges and hence should be given the responsibility of monitoring only, rather then indulging in carrying out other civil and supply work like a agency which invariably affect the overall administration also,” it said.
It also said no teacher, headmaster, principal or vice-principal should be engaged as SPO, DPO, DPC,CRC, BRC, coordinator, OSD, etc, under the Integrated Scheme of School Education (ISSE) and the Samagrah Shiksha Abhiyan Society/RUSA Scheme.
“Teachers already engaged under such schemes should be immediately reverted back to their respective posting places, schools and colleges without further delay,” it said.
The AAPSU also said that the practice of engaging teaching faculties in election enrolment duty, census duty, etc, should be done away with, so that they can concentrate in their teaching job.
Other demands of the AAPSU include constitution of a permanent planning and monitoring cell of all civil works under the education department; withdrawing of civil works from the SMC/SMDC completely and handing them over either to the engineering wing of the education department or any other work agencies; and granting of maternity leave for SSA and RMSA teachers.