Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh): Hundreds of teachers selected to teach in government schools in Madhya Pradesh staged a sit-in here on Monday demanding appointment letters by July 15. These teachers were selected in 2019 and are still waiting to receive joining letters.
State convener of teachers’ association Anand Mishra said government’s response is confusing. “We are removing legal hurdles for the appointment, which will be done soon. This is what school education minister’s staff told us,” said Mishra.
Later, when the delegation went to meet commissioner of school education, the response was almost opposite. Department official Kamana Acharya said there are lot of legal hurdles and one doesn’t know if they can be addressed.
Selected teachers gathered from across the state here on Monday morning. First, they reached Directorate of School Education to demand appointment letters.
Daughter of a woman teacher whose father had passed away and is living with her grandfather remained centre for attraction for onlookers during the sit-in. “Whenever I ask for anything from my mom, she says let me join service and I will get it for you. This has been happening for past three years,” said Cherry Burasi, 10.
The selected candidates tried to march towards official residence of school education minister Inder Singh Parmar but police stopped them. They staged brief sit-in at Depot Square in state capital.