Unemployed BEd teachers protest

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, October 23

TET pass unemployed BEd teachers protested for jobs here today. Teachers warned they would intensify their protest and hold a permanent sit-in outside Education Minister Pargat Singh’s residence if their demands were not met by the ruling dispensation.

Members of the union, who have been protesting for jobs for the past four years, today held a protest at the Desh Bhagat Yadgaar Hall in the city after which they headed to Education Minister Pargat Singh’s residence where they submitted a letter regarding their demands to his office secretary Sukhi Waraich.

Venting their ire on former Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh and former Education Minister Vijay Inder Singla, teachers said employment in every home was a promise of the Congress government. They would not let the present Education Minister and the Chief Minister run away from their responsibility, teachers added.

They also accused present Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi and Congress workers of maintaining callous attitude towards unemployed teachers protesting outside former’s residence at Morinda on October 5.

Union members under state president Sukhwinder Singh Dhilwan said though Pargat Singh held meetings with unemployed teachers on October 5 and 12, yet no assurance was given to teachers regarding future appointments.

Unemployed teachers demanded that advertisements for 9,000 posts of teacher for social studies, Hindi and Punjabi and at least 18,000 posts of master cadre be released immediately. Notably, unemployed teachers had gheraoed former Education Minister Vijay Inder Singla’s residence for at least nine months. They said from October 28 a permanent morcha would be started outisde Pargat Singh’s residence.

Gurpreet Singh Pakka, Balraj Singh Faridkot, Sandeep Singh Gill, Aman Sekha, Rashpal Singh Jalalabad, Hajinder Kaur Goli, Alka, Ruby, Rajwant Kaur, Daljinder SIngh, Pawan Kumar, Balvir Chand, Sukhjit Singh Harike, Mandeep Singh Rattu, Harpreet Singh Phagwara were present on the occasion among others.

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