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Primary teachers threaten stir if demands not met

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GUWAHATI, Aug 26 - The Assam State Primary Teachers� Association (ASPTA) today set a deadline of September 5 for the State Government to address its demands or else it will announce a series of protests.

Significantly, the association made the announcement after meeting Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal here on Tuesday. During the meeting, ASPTA mainly raised its demands for appoint of permanent head teachers in every lower primary schools of the State and to pay Rs 8,700 as the grade pay to the graduate teachers. General secretary of the association Ratul Chandra Goswami said they met the Chief Minister for the second time on Tuesday with the same charter of demands. Earlier, they had met Sonowal on December 30 last year.

�In the first meeting the Chief Minister instructed both Finance and Education Departments to address the issues concerning us, but we are yet to get any response. In the second meeting, he again assured us that our issues will be addressed and therefore, we have decided to wait till September 5,� Goswami said.

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Primary teachers threaten stir if demands not met

GUWAHATI, Aug 26 - The Assam State Primary Teachers� Association (ASPTA) today set a deadline of September 5 for the State Government to address its demands or else it will announce a series of protests.

Significantly, the association made the announcement after meeting Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal here on Tuesday. During the meeting, ASPTA mainly raised its demands for appoint of permanent head teachers in every lower primary schools of the State and to pay Rs 8,700 as the grade pay to the graduate teachers. General secretary of the association Ratul Chandra Goswami said they met the Chief Minister for the second time on Tuesday with the same charter of demands. Earlier, they had met Sonowal on December 30 last year.

�In the first meeting the Chief Minister instructed both Finance and Education Departments to address the issues concerning us, but we are yet to get any response. In the second meeting, he again assured us that our issues will be addressed and therefore, we have decided to wait till September 5,� Goswami said.

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