NALBARI, June 4 � The teaching-learning process of 207 high schools and higher secondary schools in Nalbari district have been paralysed due to the indefinite cease-work declared by two teachers� bodies from Friday in protest against the department�s move to terminate the services of some teachers of the district illegally. The classes of the schools were adversely affected for the second consecutive day today.
According to sources, a section of high level officials of the Education department have been hatching a conspiracy to terminate the services of 1,352 teacher of different high and higher secondary schools who were appointed in 1987 and there after.
Meanwhile, the department had terminated 10 teachers and served show cause notices to other 85 teachers. The process of termination of these 85 teachers is also in final stage. The Education department sources said that the discontinuation of services and non-inclusion of names in selection list as per merit are the main reasons of their termination even after 20 to 25 years of their services.
The Nalbari district committees of Assam High Schools Teachers� Association and Assam Secondary Teachers� and Employees� Association have been demanding the concerned authority to decide the fates of those teachers on humanitarian ground as they completed the services of 20 to 25 years. The teachers bodies also have been picketing in front of the Inspector of Schools (IS) office for the last 15 days. The department has failed to realise the grievances of those teachers. Finding no alternative, the teachers bodies called the indefinite cease-work to draw the attention of the newly-formed government.