AGARTALA, April 1 - The BJP-IPFT Government in Tripura today announced an one-time assistance of Rs 35,000 to every ad hoc teacher, who has lost his or her job following court rulings, on humanitarian grounds.
As per the High Court�s order backed by the Supreme Court, the services of 8,882 ad hoc teachers who had been working in different government schools for the past eight to ten years, stood terminated after March 31, 2020.
Sensing impending trouble, the Tripura Council of Ministers has decided to give Rs 35,000 as one-time assistance to every ad hoc teacher who has been axed.
Announcing the decision, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said all the ministers have agreed on giving financial support to the ad hoc teachers at this hour of crisis.
�The assistance will ensure welfare of 8,882 teachers and their families at a time when the entire nation is passing through a crisis,� Deb said, adding that the Government is hopeful of a decision in favour of the axed teachers in the days to come.
The State Government has already submitted an interlocutor petition before the Supreme Court through e-mail on Monday last.