ITANAGAR, Mar 18: A team of Arunachal Teachers’ Association (ATA) along with members of its affiliates- All Arunachal Sarva Shiksha Abhiyaan Teachers’ Association (AASSATA) and RMSA expressed satisfaction on the state government’s assurances to address their demands and accordingly declared ending all proposed future agitations indefinitely.
Talking to media person at Arunachal Press Club (APC) here on Saturday, ATA Vice-President C K Yab informed that on March 5 last, an agreement was reached between the agitating teachers’ association of the state and the state government when both the parties met to discuss on the reports of a three-member committee constituted to examine the joint demands of ATA and AASSATA.
The meeting which was presided over by Education Minister Honchun Ngandam along with Education Parliamentary Secretary Pani Taram and Education Secretary and Special Secretary Bidol Tayeng and Mitali Namchoom respectively, besides representatives of ATA and AASSATA, carefully went through the 13 points demands of the teachers’ community.
“The authorities concern also informed that Group ‘B’ gazette status for PGT has already been notified. Other significant agreements including enhancement of salaries of RMSA TGT teachers at par with SSA TGT teachers from April next and release of pending salaries of all teachers working under SSA, RMSA and KGBV,” Yab said.
“Various other demands are either under examinations/recommendations or awaiting decisions from other related departments such as the Finance,” Yab added.
Meanwhile, expressing gratitude to the state government ATA president Tarh Yaku and her general secretary Tania Hakom, AASSATA president Tagru Kasa and RMSA president Taba Billow appreciated the March 5 meeting outcome and the initiative taken by the education minister in finding an ‘amicable solution’ to their problems.
The speakers while expressing hope that the agreements would go a long way in boosting the morale of the teachers community of the state, also appealed their fellow teachers to uphold their duties towards society and meet the expectations of the government in uplifting the education scenario of the state.