Lower primary teachers in Assam to stage protest from March 1



Lower primary school teachers under the banner of the Nimna Vidyalaya Karmarata Sahakari (3rd post) Shikshak Santha in Assam will kick off their agitations from March 1 against the non-provincialisation of their job.

They have also threatened to boycott the upcoming assembly election in the state following the state government’s failure to regularise over 700 lower primary school teachers in Assam even after multiple assurances.

“In 2013, the government had started the provincialisation process for school teachers, and during that period, two teachers of Lower Primary school were regularised, and they left the third one out. We demanded the government to regularise our job, but till now, the government has done nothing for our regularisation,” Santha working president Biswajit Chetri said.

“If the government cannot regularise our jobs within two days, then we will hold a protest from Dhubri to Sadiya from March 1 and boycott the upcoming election,” he added.

“Recently, we have met Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma in Guwahati, and he has assured us that during the state cabinet meeting, they will decide to regularise the job of the lower primary school teacher those who were left during the provincialisation process. But during the cabinet meeting, the government has taken no such decision to regularise our job,” he said.

(Edited by Laxmi Chyrmang)