Tarn Taran, July 3
Members of the ETT Teachers’ Union and candidates besides their family members on Sunday expressed their resentment by raising slogans against the state government and the Education Minister for undue delay in releasing their appointment letters.
The selected 873 ETT teachers were called by the Education Department here on Sunday to collect their appointment letters. Of them, 73 returned empty-handed. They reached the local District Administrative Complex (DAC) early in the morning. Many of them had come with their parents while the married ones with their husbands and kids.
The administration was to start releasing the letters during a special function in which Transport Minister Laljit Singh Bhullar was to hand over the letters to them. The function was to start at 3 pm, but the minister failed to turn up till 5 pm.
Many aspirants had reached the venue in the morning and been waiting for their turn. After waiting for such a long time, leaders of the teachers’ union and the family members of the selected teachers started raising slogans against the state government and the Education Minister.
Meanwhile, the minister came and inaugurated the ceremony and the work of giving appointment order could be started after 5 pm.
Nachhattar Singh, district president of the Democratic Teachers’ Front, condemned the state government and the Education Department for giving the process a political colour. He said it was the departmental process and it was not a function to lay down the foundation stone of a development work.
He said it was pity that in such a hot and humid weather, there was no arrangement of drinking water and pregnant women had to face great hardships as there was no proper place for them to take rest.
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