December 15, 2011 admin

Letter to center just a lolly-pop: EGS teachers

Chandigarh/Bathinda, December 15, 2011 : A day before the meeting with Chief Minsiter Punjab Parkash Singh Badal, EGS teachers union Punjab has criticized Punjab government for diverting their struggle to the center government by writing a letter for the exemption of Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) to Education Guarantee Scheme (EGS) Teachers on Wednesday, adding that the letter to the center was just a lollypop to the teachers to avoid their stern actions against the ruling party.
In a press release, State Presidents of two separate groups of EGS Union, who united on Wednesday in Bathinda, Pritpal Singh Fazilka and Kulwant Kumari, said that EGS teachers were the employee of the state government earlier and they should be appointed under continuity and they should not be understand as new employee and new recruitment.
“Punjab government should re-recruit us with effect of continuity. Punjab government itself had issued a notification and considered us state employee. We were given admission in Elementary Teacher Training (ETT) by NCERT Jaipur on the basis of this notification. We should be allowed to continue our services to the state by re-recruiting us in education department of the state”, Kulwant Kumari said.
“If Punjab government finds it mandatory to clear the TET, we should be given a time period of few years to clear it after recruiting us. Teacher, who clears the TET in given time period, should be allowed to continue the service and who fails to do so, he should be shown the way out”, Pritpal Singh added.
EGS teachers had met Chief Minister Punjab Parkash Singh Badal in the presence of officials and bureaucreates in education department on December 12 but EGS teachers failed to get any solution to their demands. Another meeting is scheduled on December 16 at CM house in Chandigarh and EGS teachers expecting any solution in this meeting.
The EGS teacher has been struggling to get permanent jobs and they have given tough situation to the state government after slapgate incident occurred in Daula village in Gidderbaha constituency in Mukatsar district.

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