Agartala, November 26, 2022: Tripura’s most awaited unsolved problem of terminated 10,323 teachers following Supreme Court’s verdict is expected to find a way out before the forthcoming assembly election.
During a meet the press event at the premises of Pradesh BJP headquarters here in Agartala city on Saturday, Chief Minister Prof Dr Manik Saha said “The issue has been well discussed in the past four and half years. We, the government is looking with an humanitarian approach as per the commitment made in ‘Vision Document’ to the problem of retrenched 10,323 teachers.”
“We will ask the sacked 10,323 teachers to stop this indefinite hunger-strike programme as the government is having a positive outlook for them. Few days back, I met with the leaders of their three to four groups and told them that the problem will be solved”, he added.
Chief Minister also said “As the consequence is following the verdict of the Supreme Court, it is now a legal matter. The day before yesterday i.e. on November 24 last, I convened a meeting in presence of the Advocate General of Tripura High Court, Law Secretary and other officials to resolve the matter. There is no flaw in our efforts to solve the problem of these terminated teachers.”
Meanwhile, a section of 10,323 teachers’ had urged the government to find a solution for them within November 30 next or else, they will launch bigger movements. One of the teachers, Pradip Banik said “We will be launching a massive movement after November 30, if the government doesn’t initiate any step to solve our problem. Till today 38 days have passed off, but no step has been taken by the government for us.”
It is worthy to mention here that the BJP-led government had moved the Supreme Court and sought additional ad-hoc service tenure for the sacked teachers which ended in the year 2020.