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Panel to probe teachers� appointment in Tripura

By Correspondent

AGARTALA, June 10 - The Tripura Government has constituted a fact-finding commission headed by former Law Secretary Gautam Debnath to probe the appointment of 10,323 teachers in 2010 and 2014. The commission will also ascertain the reasons behind these teachers losing their jobs and fix responsibility for it.

Law Minister Ratan Lal Nath today said Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb had made a commitment in the State Assembly that a probe encompassing the recruitment of 10,323 teachers, why they had to lose their jobs and hold those responsible to account, would be conducted.

�A group of persons, including officials, were responsible for the recruitment of 10,323 teachers who ultimately lost their jobs. The fact-finding commission will go into all the details, including reasons for their dismissal from service and submit the facts. Everything will be covered by the investigation,� said Nath.

The minister added that the commission has been asked to file its report within six months. On the other hand, 10,323 ousted teachers have been staging protests seeking restoration of their services.

�It seems the Government has forgotten its pre-poll promise of making an alternative arrangement for us. Constitution of the probe panel does not matter to us. What matters is our livelihood. We will continue to stick to our demand for restoration of our service,� said a leader of All Tripura 10,323 Ad-hoc Pay Teachers� Association.

In another development, former DGP Akhil Kumar Shukla has been appointed as the State�s new Chief Information Commissioner in place of GS Rao.

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