TEZPUR, Aug 23 - The All Bodo Students� Union (ABSU) has vehemently condemned the discriminatory attitude of the State Government�s Education Department in regard to non-provincialisation of Boro-medium schools and colleges that is notified in the latter�s official website.
Reacting on the developments, ABSU president Dipen Boro in a press statement mentioned that it has been noticed that the declaration made by the Education Minister and the subsequent list which appeared in the official website of the State Education Department in regard to provincialisation of services and posts of venture educational institutions under the Assam Education Provincialisation of Services of Teachers and Reorganisation of Educational Institutions Act, 2017, many Bodo-medium schools and colleges across Assam and BTR region were deliberately left out.
�We strongly demand provincialisation of all the Bodo-medium schools of Assam along with posts provincialisation without any pre-condition.�
Further, the Union strongly called for �provincialisation of colleges in the BTR region as per the spirit of the MOS Clause 6.3 of the BTR Accord signed on January 27 last wherein it is clearly mentioned in point 6.3 that the Government of Assam will initiate necessary measures to provincialise schools and colleges established in BTAD and Bodo-medium schools outside BTAD as per special needs and requirements,� Dipen Boro said.
He was hopeful that the State Government will also take appropriate measures to appoint lecturers in the Bodo Department of colleges outside as a special consideration.
The Union also sought inclusion of names of those candidates which appeared in the first provincialisation list of the TET for LP/UP, though their names were later removed from the list by the recruitment committee as they are from CTET background where Bodo language has not been included as yet as a language option.
Of all those candidates, four are from Goalpara district and two are from Sonitpur district, i.e., from pure Bodo-medium background.
�Hence, the Union appealed for consideration of their names are re-inclusion in the selection list.
Further, the Union clarified regarding the news published on August 17 last in regard to illegal appointment in BTC.
The ABSU demanded a probe and prompt action vide a memorandum on the illegal recruitment by the BPF-led Council government during the last six months of their tenure, i.e., during 2019-2020, which was wrongly published in some dailies, thereby helping to spread rumours and misunderstanding among the employees in BTAD areas.
The ABSU also pleaded for special attention and consideration for exemption to martyr and victim families on compensatory ground.