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There is no respite to Hindi teachers agitation

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By EMN Updated: Nov 06, 2014 1:01 am
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DIMAPUR, NOVEMBER 5

The clamor against unpaid arrears and pending salaries from government employees, especially from the services, across Nagaland continues. The community of Hindi teachers is the latest. Hindi teachers are in deep financial crisis and in miserable condition every since the government stopped paying them about 6 months ago, an organization of Hindi teachers stated on Wednesday. If the government fails to clear pending dues, the Hindi teachers would cease taking classes and that the fourth quarterly assessment examinations will not be conducted, an organization representing Hindi teachers in Dimapur has stated.
“The Hindi teachers (2012-13 appointees) are in deep financial crisis and in miserable condition,” stated the leadership of the All Nagaland Hindi Teachers Union on November 5. The union’s leaders issued a note serving an ultimatum that the government must clear the salaries as well as pending arrears with the revised pay scales before November 10. If the department in concern fails to meet the demand, the Hindi teachers will be forced to take the issue to the streets, the union warned. The salary of Hindi teachers are said to be pending for six months.
“So, Aggrieved Hindi Teachers and ANHTU Dimapur unit ask the concern department to release 6 months salaries along with pending arrears of 6th ROP on or before 10th of November 2014…The teachers would go to agitation and neither take classes nor conduct the 4th Quarterly Assessment Exam. For which the concern department would be responsible,” the note added.
Mangkolemba’s Hindi teachers agitation enters 3rd day (Photo)
The agitation of “aggrieved Hindi teachers” in Mangkolemba sub–division in Mokokchung has entered the third day on Wednesday, November 5. The teachers are agitating outside the division’s SDEO office. The agitation was launched on the 3rd of November 2014 in protest against “non fulfillment of their demands” by the government, i.e., demand for release of six-months pending salaries.
56 teachers under Mangkolemba are participating in the agitation outside the SDEO’s office where the office remains locked.
The union informed that if their demands were not fulfilled “they will not declare the final quarter result and continue with the agitations. Their demands also include regular payment of salaries and that they should be paid in the 6th ROP pay scale.

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By EMN Updated: Nov 06, 2014 1:01:22 am