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Tripura Govt plans to absorb teachers facing termination

By Correspondent

AGARTALA, March 19 - Rattled by the agitation launched by 10,323 ad hoc teachers facing termination in Tripura, State Education Minister Ratan Lal Nath today announced a specific plan of action to accommodate them in government jobs.

Interacting with media persons, Nath said that the State Government needs three weeks� time to finalise everything.

�We have identified 10,618 posts like those of fishery assistants, panchayat secretaries, LDAs and posts in the Social Welfare and other departments of the Government, the minister added.

Nath indicated that as a follow-up to a special leave petition filed in the Supreme Court by ad hoc teachers, the division bench of the apex court comprising Justice Udai Umesh Lalit and Justice Vineet Saran had issued a notice to the State Government, seeking its opinion on accommodating teachers in jobs.

�We will place our stand before the apex court and seek permission to provide jobs to the ad hoc teachers,� he said. This can be done only after the Supreme Court resumes its normal functioning.

�Today, the special Cabinet approved of the plan to seek permission from the apex court on humanitarian grounds. Every aspect of the case pertaining to the fate of the 10,323 ad hoc teachers will be stated in the plea,� he said.

Meanwhile, two factions of the ad hoc teachers� association decided to fight for regular and continued service unitedly. The 10,323 ad hoc teachers will be out of service after March 31, 2020 as per the Supreme Court�s verdict.

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