C Times, 5th July 2017, Agartala
The former 700 computer teachers of All Tripura Computer Shikshak Sangha (ATCSS) today met the Education Minister Tapan Chakrabarty seeking a valid explanation for non-issuance of experience certificate to them by the Education Department. The former teachers of ATCSS are not in a position to apply for the recently announced 12000 vacant posts without experience certificates.
According to a source a specific work experience format is available with the education department which needs to be countersigned by the respective District Education Officer (DEO). In the case of 700 former computer teachers, their respective DEO’s have denied to countersign the experience certificates citing invalid experience for the above-mentioned posts as the prime reason.
One of the former computer teachers said, “If primary school teachers and other private govt. employees with required teaching experience can apply for the said posts then why the teachers of ATCSS are not applicable for the said posts?”
To protest against the injustice that was meted out to them the ATCSS today held a demonstration at Swami Vivekananda stadium and burnt several copies of 12000 Non-teaching post application forms, who notification by Govt. of Tripura, terming them as “Black Application Forms”.
ATCSS President Pranab Debnath said that “The Education Minister recently in a programme at kailasahar said that the 12000 vacant posts have been declared only for the 10323 teachers and others will not be entertained for the said posts” He also added that the left govt. is so arrogant that in spite of the Supreme Courts judgment which termed the 10323 jobs as unconstitutional, they have created 12000 vacant posts for the 10323 teachers overnight and also resorting to every possible unethical means to stop others from applying for the said posts.
One of the agitators pointed out that, “Earlier the DYFI leadership was successful in creating a rift in the Computer Teachers Association by adopting cheap strategies. The DYFI Secretary with the support of few Computer Faculties created a new association (the then president Sri Debasish ) at Melarmath to defame and weaken the former one. The members of the later association were given various facilities by the state govt. Now the same DYFI leadership has advised the ATCSS to approach the court for justice. It is indeed a matter of surprise that a leader of the ruling govt. is advising agitators to go against the govt. It surely hints of a rift within the party”
At the end of the demonstration, Shri Pranab Debnath said that ” The recently announced vacancy is a trap set by the left govt. to lure votes for the upcoming assembly elections. The recruitment process will eventually stand cancelled like the previous one once the matter is put up in front of the court. Manik Sarkar and Tapan Chakraborty have jointly formulated the strategy where they have given verbal instructions to the education department to not issue any work experience certificates to the 700 former computer teachers.
The ATSCSS has severely criticised the left govt. for misusing its power and continuously depriving the unemployed computer teachers. The state govt. is avenging the protests and dharna’s held by the ATSCSS against corruption in the ICT@school project by not giving an opportunity to apply for the 12000 posts for which the ATSCSS members are clearly eligible.”
BJP Vice-president Subal Bhowmik said that “The UPA govt. has been rejected by the nation because it failed to work towards the progress of the nation and today it is a mere “ Flag party “, the world has rejected the communist party, West Bengal has uprooted 34 years of communist rule and time is not far when the CPIM party will be ousted from Tripura for its unconstitutional activities”