PRESS RELEASE BY THE SIKKIM TEACHERS ASSOCIATION (STA)
27th AUGUST: To discuss the present scenario of education and the status of the educators(pedagogue) in the state, a meeting was held, chaired by Honorable Chief minister Shri Prem Singh Tamang.
The meeting also had the presence of Honorable Educational Minister Shri Kunga Nima Lepcha,Advisor to the Education Department Shri M.P Subba,ACS Education, Shri G.P Upadhyaya,Secretary , Shri Anil Raj Rai ,Special Secretary, Shri Bhim Thatal and other officials of the education department. The Sikkim Teachers Association, an important stakeholder represented with 13 member team lead by the President (STA),Shri K.B Bhandari.
The three stakeholders meeting, which was seen as one of its kind, primarily focused on the measures needed to compensate on the educational loss incurred due to the pandemic and how to revitalize the goal of enhancing quality education in our State.
In the meeting, the present status of teachers concerning the teaching learning were also discussed, importantly the discussion was on 18-Point memorandum, which had been submitted by the Sikkim Teachers Association earlier to the Honorable Chief Minister.
The other relevant issues, which included providing promotional avenues to all cadres of Teacher, provision of availing third advancement grade for Teachers, provision for full pay study leave for Teachers , providing mobile Tablets to the students of Sikkim including junior classes was also placed in the meeting. The Honorable Chief minister Shri Prem Singh Tamang, considering education and teachers as the important aspect of national building, assured, that all the matters raised by the STA would be looked into and affirmed that majority of the genuine demands would be sanctioned very soon.
The Sikkim Teachers Association, on the behalf of all the Teachers of Sikkim, offers their heartfelt gratitude to our Honorable Chief Minister,Honorable Education Minister, all other committed officials of the education Department for placing education sector on top priority of the Government and also for facilitating the teaching Fraternity with such a platform where we could share and address our issues comprehending all the stakeholders.
Sikkim Teachers’ Association