DIMAPUR, June 10 - Nagaland Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan Teachers Association (NSSATA) 2010 and 2013 batch has decided to continue their ongoing third phase of agitation till they get a positive response from State Government to their long-pending demands.
The Association comprising 2,000 members launched their third phase of protests on June 6 by staging sit-in demonstrations in front of the Directorate of School Education and State Secretariat in Kohima.
The Association demanded that their demands be fast-tracked to avert any further stir.
Resenting the government�s �apathetic attitude� of trying to wash its hands off regarding appointment of SSA teachers, NSSATA reiterated that their fight was based on government�s credentials and not beyond democratic norms as alleged by the government.
NSSSATA has been demanding 7th revision of pay (RoP), release of pending salary with RoP from January to March and transfer of their salary to non-plan head.
It said that the SSA teachers were appointed during 2010 and 2013 as regular employees after advertisements for open recruitment. The government orders clearly described appointees as �regular state teachers�, it claimed. The Association clarified that their demands were based on the appointment terms and other benefits of regular employees. It said imputing the demands of SSA teachers with irregularities of Centrally-sponsored flagship programme will not solve the issue.