Haridwar, February 18

The upcoming Class X and XII board examinations can be affected as teachers affiliated with the Uttarakhand Madhyamik Shikshak Sangh have warned that they will boycott the examination process if their pending demands are not resolved. A decision in this regard has also been taken by the UMSS working executive body held at Jwalapur Inter-College.

State chief of the Uttarakhand Madhyamik Shikshak Sangh JP Bahuguna said despite assurance given by the state Education Minister three months ago nothing substantial had been done as far as their demands were concerned.
Bahuguna said their main demands included extending the age limit for teachers by at least one year, time-bound payment or arrears and having an education service selection board in the state.
“We have conveyed to Mantri Prasad Naithani our decision of even boycotting the board examinations if our demands are not met. All teachers are united on this decision. This time our agitation will stop only when our demands get resolved fully,” said Bahuguna.
While Haridwar district chief Dr Anil Sharma said 50 per cent of the posts for principal in schools should be filled directly and wages of examination duty should also be raised.
Divisional general secretary of the UMSS Dr Manoj Joshi said all teachers associated with the unions of all 13 districts of the state were united this time and the Uttarakhand Government would have to bow as now we won’t get silent by just meager assurances.
The working executive members included Rajesh Saini, Phool Singh, Ram Singh Chauhan, Rohitashav Kunwar, Pradeep Tyagi, Satish Jagta, Ganesh Bhatt, Sukhdev Rawat, Leeladhar, Vinod Pandey, Anil Nautiyal, Narayan Mehar, Hem Kabadwal and Ajay Kumar.

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