The headline of your esteemed daily on 3rd December, 2019 read ‘Alumni association hires six teachers for GHSS, Daporijo’. The editorial of the following day not only glorified the matter but also appeals others to follow such acts of ‘charity’ It is a universal truth that charity begins at home. We ought to extend help and assistance to our near and dear ones. We should adopt it in its truest form. However, this is also a truth that we are having a system and also an administration. As a mature and responsible citizen of this country, we ought to think, act, react and interact according to the laid down norms. While we need to be responsible, but at the same time, is it not our duty to let others- who are assigned for a particular service/ job/duty to perform its duty sincerely? Beside arranging teachers for their school with a nominal salary/ wage(as compared to an appointed teacher), the association is expected to approach the appropriate authority for arrangement to appoint teachers- contractual or regular; or arranging teachers from nearby schools or from neighbouring districts.
Needless to say, it is an open secret phenomenon that ‘few’ recruited ‘teachers’ hardly execute the service of ‘teacher’. The concern is about creation of employment for qualified and eligible candidates of the state to be appointed as teachers with all eligible facilities. On the other hand, when we keep focusing on ‘temporary’ solutions and alternatives, then smallest of the small issues get amplified into an insurmountable trouble for everyone!
Many alumni of every institution would have been working at the helm of various departments and directorates. Let us pursue them, and through them to have long lasting, effective and better alternatives or solutions. Because- “When better is possible good is not at all enough”. Let us endeavour, how hard it may be, for better alternatives now and always.
A responsible citizen