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Four Protesting Adhoc teachers to sit on indefinite hunger strike

Its day 3 and adhoc teachers have been protesting against the education department  at District Administrative Centre, Gangtok regarding the delay in the recruitment process. Today while speaking to Sikkim Chronicle one of the adhoc teachers confirmed to sit on an indefinite hunger strike. 

Its day 3 and adhoc teachers have been protesting against the education department  at District Administrative Centre, Gangtok regarding the delay in the recruitment process. Today while speaking to Sikkim Chronicle one of the adhoc teachers confirmed to sit on an indefinite hunger strike. 

They confirmed to sit on hunger strike until the concerned state Education department takes any further step in favor of the adhoc teachers. 

Rinzing Norbu while speaking to SC said, “ I including 3 other adhoc teachers have decided to go for an indefinite hunger strike  until the Education department fulfils our demand and if anything happens to us in the course then the sole responsibility would be on additional Chief Secretary, GP Upadhyay

“Among the four adhoc teachers one is a female teacher” informed Rinzing Norbu

Furthermore, Norbu showed his determination to stick to their demand and also claimed that the department are trying to create a divide between the protesters by issuing a notice to which all the Adhoc teachers candidates have to compulsory visit District Headquarters to comply to the scrutiny process.
The State Education department issued a notification calling for a walk in interview from October 3 onwards, however the protesting adhoc teachers have shown their dissatisfaction towards the notification issued on September 2.

Following to which, the demand kept by protesting teachers to education department are:
The interview date should be advanced from October to September and the job letter should be handed over to the teachers by last week of September.
Secondly, the adhoc teachers demanded the education department to extend their contract  until the interview process for the posts are
completed by the State Education department.

The protesting adhoc teachers also believe that the delay in process of interview will hamper the studies of students.
Speaking with Sikkim chronicle one adhoc teachers stated that, “ the students message  us every day through WhatsApp and other mediums asking for notes, and we make notes and send it to them”

“ I have nearly completed half of my syllabus and due to expiration of contract I couldn’t proceed, now when I call my students and ask them about my subject they say that the syllabus is yet to be completed” stated another teacher

It has been three days the teachers have been continuously protesting, and now the questions stand here are, Who is responsible for the suffering students? How long will adhoc teachers sit for Dharna? For how long the state authorities will neglect the protesting adhoc teachers? Has pandemic really trounced the Education Department?

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