Unpaid Hindi teachers take protest to Directorate
Dimapur, March 14 (EMN): Even as Hindi teachers employed under centrally sponsored schemes in Nagaland have gone unpaid for nine months, the All Nagaland Hindi Teachers’ Union (ANHTU) has announced its third phase of agitation.
In a press release issued on Tuesday, the ANHTU stated that since there was ‘no positive response from the state government’, all Hindi teachers under said scheme are to assemble at the directorate of School Education, Kohima on Wednesday at 9 am wearing “black badge”. It has reminded ‘every teacher’ that the agitation was ‘purely non-violent’.
There are 1379 Hindi teachers under centrally sponsored schemes in Nagaland. Only recently, the minister of School Education and SCERT, Yitachu had gone on record saying that the state government had received directives from the centre to ‘absorb’ those teachers. He had also admitted that the state government was currently not in a position to do so.