DIBRUGARH, Nov 7 � The Assam Chah Mazdoor Sangha (ACMS) and the Assam Chah Janagusti Sahitya Sabha (ACJSS) took serious note of the stand of the Assam Chah Karmachari Sangha (ACKS) in respect to the proposed provincialization of tea garden-managed schools in the State.
Criticising the statement of ACKS general secretary Girish Borpatrogohain that they would put up legal fight if teachers of the tea garden-managed schools were deprived of existing allowances and benefits in the process of provincialization of tea garden managed schools, the two organisations in a separate statement underlined that they would not allow any hindrance in the process of provincialization of tea garden-managed schools.
Dileshwar Tanti, general secretary of ACMS said that they will not tolerate any sort of opposition in respect to the proposed provincialization of tea garden-managed schools. He said that they would intensify stir if government failed to provincialize the tea garden-managed schools just for the sake of certain demands of some organisations.
Ganesh Chandra Kurmi, president of Assam Chah Janagusti Sahitya Sabha (ACJSS) said that all children are entitled to free and compulsory education under Right to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009 and as such children of tea garden workers should also enjoy the benefit.
Kurmi said that children in tea gardens were lagging behind in education and any attempt to prevent upgradation of their standard of education would not be accepted. The literacy rate among children in tea gardens is only 30%.