GUWAHATI, Nov 18 - The Asom Sanmilita Sikshak Mancha (ASSM) today demanded a thorough investigation into the allegations of corruption in the implementation of the midday meal scheme.
The ASSM is a newly formed organisation that includes teachers from the lower primary to the higher secondary levels. It has around three lakh members across the State.
The ASSM�s demand came after Education Minister Siddhartha Bhattacharya stated that many irregularities had taken place in the implementation of the scheme in Assam before the State government decided to hand it over to non-government organisations.
In a statement issued here today, ASSM president Jiban Chandra Bora and chief secretary Syed Anisur Rahman alleged that many major issues relating to the State education system have remained unaddressed, which follows blatant violation of the Right to Education Act.
The organisation also criticised the Education Minister for some objectionable comments he allegedly made against some head teachers, as many national award winning and highly qualified teachers are now in a position of head many schools of the State.