AASSATA defers proposed agitation

Staff Reporter
ITANAGAR, Aug 14: The All Arunachal Pradesh Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan Teachers’ Association (AASSATA) has deferred its proposed ‘non-cooperation movement’ on 16 August, following the state government’s decision to create 400 teachers’ posts exclusively for regularization of in-service SSA teachers.
Addressing journalists at the press club here on Tuesday, AASSATA president Tarak Agung Tarh said the decision to defer the agitation
came after a meeting between AASSATA representatives, Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein and Education Minister Honchun Ngandam to discuss the criteria of the regularization process.
“We welcome the decision of the state cabinet to create 400 teachers’ posts exclusively for regularization of SSA teachers, and also hope that every year the government would create posts to regularize SSA teachers. Therefore, we are deferring the proposed agitation,” said Agung.
“We met Education Minister Honchun Ngandam and DCM Chowna Mein to discuss the criteria the government is going to formulate to regularize in-service SSA teachers in 400 posts,” he added.
Agung also offered apologies to the student community, the state government, and the civil society on behalf of TGT Nabam Doria, who had made an unethical comment during the AASSATA’s recent three-day rally at IG Park.
“The comment made by TGT Doria was unintentional and out of frustration. No teacher would ever imagine ruining his own students’ life. However, I on behalf of Nabam Doria apologize to the student community, parents and the government for unintentionally hurting their sentiments,” Agung said.