Agitation cannot resolve issues: Yitachu
KOHIMA, NOVEMBER 11
Parliamentary Secretary for School Education Yitachu today maintained that agitations will not resolve any issues.
Referring to the increasing agitations by the staff of department School Education, with Hindi teachers launching picketing of SDEO/DEO offices for non-payment of their salaries today, Yitachu said “the staff of DSE have the tendency that agitation will resolve the issues.”
Nonetheless, he said, it is a negative way, while the positive way is to come across the table, discuss the issues and resolve amicably.
Revealing that out of the 27,000 employees in DSE, there are 7000 employees directly paid by the Union Ministry of Human Resources Development at Rs 14 crore per month.
Making an appeal to the agitating Hindi teachers during the Award Distribution Ceremony for Kohima’s Cleanest Schools at NBCC here this evening, he said it is neither the fault of the Directorate of School Education nor the students but only because of the procedures. He said the State is yet to receive funds from MHRD.
Stating that the department shares and understands the problems faced by the teachers, Yitachu, however, said solving the present crisis is not within the department, while also asserting that ‘together we have to march forward to solve the problem’.
Meanwhile, the Parliamentary Secretary also reiterated that the village authorities and Village Educational Councils should conduct proper survey for the requirement of schools as it has been observed that at some places two schools are located within the same vicinity while some do not have any.
He, therefore, said during the rational deployment of teachers, even upgrading of government schools would also be rationalized.