Nagaland: Teachers go on an indefinite hunger strike

The strike was launched on Thursday by the All Nagaland Adhoc Teachers Group (ANATG)-2015 Batch on the fourth day of their peaceful demonstration outside the state civil secretariat.

Press Trust of India September 30, 2022 13:27:55 IST
Nagaland: Teachers go on an indefinite hunger strike

Kohima: Because the state government has not responded favourably to their demand for immediate service regularisation, irate Adhoc government teachers in Nagaland have started an indefinite hunger strike. The All Nagaland Adhoc Teachers Group (ANATG)-2015 Batch started the strike on Thursday, the fourth day of their nonviolent protest outside the state civil secretariat.

Reporters were informed by ANATG spokesperson Bendangtemsu Ozukum that 1166 of its members had participated in the protest as of Monday. However, neither the state government nor the department of school education had responded favourably to their request.

We have patiently and peacefully protested for four days, but with no sign of positive response from the government the emergency general meeting of the ANATG-2015 Batch decided to change the mode of agitation to the hunger strike,” he said. “Henceforth, ANATG will not accept any negotiations but continue the agitation till our demand for service regularisation is met, Ozukum said.

Around 73 ANATG volunteers have come forward for the hunger strike. The rest of the protestors will also continue with the peaceful sit-in, he said.

The All Nagaland School Teachers Association (ANSTA) had approached the commissioner and secretary of school education on Thursday but there was no positive outcome, the spokesperson added.
The principal director of the directorate of school education, Thavaseelan K, said on Tuesday that the members of ANATG-2015 Batch are not illegal appointees but were appointed irregularly without following proper norms in sanctioned posts.

It is not that the department does not want to help the protesting teachers but the department and the government are constrained because of the standing order of the Supreme Court and High Court not to regularise any Adhoc appointees. The department has also suggested the Adhoc teachers move the court to vacate the order, without which it would not be possible to regularise their service.

ANATG has on the other hand claimed that despite the courts’ orders other government departments had regularised the services of their Adhoc appointees.

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