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Demand to postpone class X, XII exams

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Feb 16 � The Assam State Road Transport Workers� Federation has asked the State Education Department to postpone the date of the scheduled Class X and Class XII examinations from February 28 to any other date as the association along with several trade unions of India plan to sit on a daylong strike on February 28 demanding the introduction of the �Motor Workers Welfare Scheme� all over India.

The association has urged the Government to reschedule the exams in view of the fact that thousands of school and higher school students may find it difficult to make it to their respective examination centres during the general strike, said Biren Sarma, general secretary, State chapter, All India Road Transport Workers� Federation.

The representatives from all the North Eastern States today agreed that its time that the Central Government along with all the State Government did something substantial to recognise the work done by road transport employees in providing safe and timely logistics to the remotest parts of India.

The other demands include introduction of Motor Workers� Welfare Act, Central grant to improve the road condition in Northeast and training of drivers under government programme.

Besides, it also demanded that a National Highway Task Force should be constituted to tackle highway robberies in the region.

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Demand to postpone class X, XII exams

GUWAHATI, Feb 16 � The Assam State Road Transport Workers� Federation has asked the State Education Department to postpone the date of the scheduled Class X and Class XII examinations from February 28 to any other date as the association along with several trade unions of India plan to sit on a daylong strike on February 28 demanding the introduction of the �Motor Workers Welfare Scheme� all over India.

The association has urged the Government to reschedule the exams in view of the fact that thousands of school and higher school students may find it difficult to make it to their respective examination centres during the general strike, said Biren Sarma, general secretary, State chapter, All India Road Transport Workers� Federation.

The representatives from all the North Eastern States today agreed that its time that the Central Government along with all the State Government did something substantial to recognise the work done by road transport employees in providing safe and timely logistics to the remotest parts of India.

The other demands include introduction of Motor Workers� Welfare Act, Central grant to improve the road condition in Northeast and training of drivers under government programme.

Besides, it also demanded that a National Highway Task Force should be constituted to tackle highway robberies in the region.