Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Dec 2:
About 72,000 sikshya sahayaks in Odisha will again resort to agitation from tomorrow following failure of their talks with the inter-ministerial committee of the state government over their six point charter of demands today.
The Odisha Sikshya Sahayak Mahasangha (OSSM) has decided to go on a strike and sit on dharna at the lower PMG square here from tomorrow demanding fulfillment of their six-point charter of demands which include appointment as regular teachers, grade pay and increments.
Office bearers of the OSSM had a meeting with School & Mass Education Minister Debi Prasad Mishra and Finance Minister Pradeep Kumar Amat today to discuss on their demands.
However, the state government sought a month’s time to consider the demands of the sikshya sahayaks to which they didn’t agree.
The OSSM said that they didn’t agree to the state government’s proposal because it didn’t take any action to consider their demands despite seeking a month’s time in August this year.
“The government had then promised to fulfill our demands but it did nothing. Again they sought a month’s time today. This was rejected by our Mahasangha. From tomorrow sikshya sahayaks will resort to cease work and take to agitation,” said Sunil Kumar Pradhan president of OSSM talking to reporters here today after failure of their talks with the inter-ministerial committee.