September 26, 2016 9:30:05 pm
At least four persons were injured when police used force to disperse mob of protesting para-teachers seeking regularisation oftheir job at Raj Bhavan on Mondy afternoon. Police said that those who sustained injuries were admitted to Sadar hospital. They added that the police had to use water cannon and mild force to disperse the gathering that was trying to break through the barricading.
The para-teachers had been demanding since long that they be absorbed as regular teachers on the ground that they have already cleared the Jharkhand Teachers’ Eligibility Test-2013.
DSP Vikas Chandra Srivastava, spokesperson for Ranchi police, said: “At least three to four persons sustained injuries. They are not serious. One of them sustained a fracture after falling down while trying to escape from the spot. One Manoj Yadav, who claimed to be a para-teacher, sustained head injuries. The police had to use mild force when they tried to break the barricading.”
The issue of para-teachers has been pending for long. There are at least 72,000 para-teachers in the state. In 2013, J-TET was held and 13,000 were selected. Around 7,000 were absorbed as temporary teachers. However, the remaining could not be absorbed following discovery of some irregularities. The para-teachers have since been demanding that all of them should be absorbed as teachers, a demand the state government is not ready to concede. On the other hand, the state government has decided to hold another TET in November.
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