Over 50,000 Odisha schools hit as Government teachers go on protest
The protesting teachers are demanding the abolition of the contractual appointment system
An indefinite strike by the teachers has affected the day-to-day operations in over 50,000 government schools in Odisha.
The teachers have been protesting the abolition of the contractual appointment system and the restoration of the old pension scheme for more than a week.
The strike involves 1.30 lakh teachers. Despite the government's appeal, the teachers have refused to end their protest. They started the strike on September 8.
The protesting teachers are demanding the abolition of the contractual appointment system.
They are also demanding a raise in grade pay.
Additionally, they are calling for the restoration of the old pension scheme.
According to sources, the state government has set up a sub-committee of five members to review the demands of the protesting teachers.
The committee will submit its report to the inter-ministerial panel, and then the government will make the final decision regarding the demands of the teachers.