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All Nagaland Government Primary Teachers’ Association demands seniority for primary teachers

By EMN Updated: Jun 28, 2019 11:37 pm

Dimapur, June 28 (EMN): The All Nagaland Government Primary Teachers’ Association (ANGPTA) has appealed to the State government to grant seniority status to primary teachers who were appointed on adhoc, fixed and contract basis.

In a representation to the Director of School Education, the association stated that primary teachers, who were appointment on ad-hoc/ fixed/ contract basis, were discharging the same duties at par with the permanent employees even before they were regularised.

It apprised the Director that the appointment order of adhoc, fixed and contract teachers had clearly mentioned of granting regularisation after certain period of time. It resented that the department has been delaying the case for so many years.

It pointed out that during the bulk regularisation, graduate teachers were granted to claim the seniority from the date of appointment, whereas the adhoc and regularised primary teachers were given ‘step-motherly’ treatment.

Stating that graduate teachers and primary teachers are working in the same department with same service rules, the association demanded that the same yardstick should be applied to all.

Referring to the regularisation order for the primary teachers, wherein it clearly stated that the service rendered in the past would be counted for all other benefits except arrears, the association president, James Roukuoselhou, and the general secretary, Hoshika H Sumi, have demanded that the counting of seniority should automatically be included with all other benefits.

By EMN Updated: Jun 28, 2019 11:37:06 pm