Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Aug 22:
The Odisha government today convened a high-level meeting at the state secretariat to resolve the block grant teachers’ agitation who have been sitting on a dharna at Lower PMG near state Assembly demanding full grant-in-aid (GIA).
The meeting held under the chairmanship of Finance Minister Pradeep Amat discussed the demands of the agitating teachers, but failed to work out a solution. The meeting was adjourned post noon and would reconvene this evening again, official other sources said.
School and Mass Education Minister Debi Prasad Mishra, Chief Secretary Gokul Chandra Pati, Development Commissioner Upendra Nath Behera and additional chief secretary of Finance department were present in the meeting.
Earlier in the day, Leader of Opposition in the Odisha Assembly, Narasingh Mishra, along with several leaders, went to the site of agitation at Lower PMG and held discussions with the striking teachers.