Bhubaneswar: The agitating teachers put their stir on hold till March 9 after the state government assured them to meet six out of their seven demands.
The agitation will be put on hold till March 9. The decision has been taken in view of interest of students and their future, said School College Teachers and Employees United Forum convener Prakash Mohanty.
We will resume agitation if the government fails to meet our demands by March 9, he added.
The teachers decided to put their agitation on hold at a steering committee meeting of School College Teachers and Employees United Forum following discussion with Higher Education Minister Ananta Das and School & Mass Education Minister Badri Narayan Patra at a meeting here today.
The government was hopeful that the teachers will call off agitation in view of future of the students for the smooth conduct of the matric and plus two examinations in the state.
“We are hopeful that the teachers will withdraw their agitation or else the government will go for alternative measures for smooth conduct of matric and plus two examinations in the state,” said Higher Education Minister Ananta Das after meeting with School College Teachers and Employees United Forum.