Tet Teacher Agreement Copy
QUALIFIed TET teachers were asked to sign an agreement to extend their contract terms by 11 months. If teachers refuse to sign the agreement, their basic amenities, such as casual leave, medical leave, maternity leave, will be affected, as reported. Approximately 41,000 qualified TET teachers have been appointed to contract positions as part of the Sarba Sikhsa Abhijan mission, Assam. While some of them received regular appointments, most of them still have to receive regular appointments, which become job insecurity among teachers. At a time when thousands of qualified TET teachers working under the Sarva Siksha Abhiyan (SSA) in Assam were attacking protests against the apathy of the BJP-led government to meet its long-standing demands, including regularization of their services, the government introduced a new decree to extend the duration of its contract. At a press conference, the day after the HSLC 2020 results were published, here in Guwahati, the Minister indicated that contract teachers will receive their salaries, increases, dearness allowances and other institutions likened to state teachers. Following the cabinet`s decision, the Ministry of Primary Education issued a statement on July 1, 2020. Subsequently, in August, the SSA gave the teachers of the contract and the state pool the mandate to sign a new agreement. But teachers refuse to sign the new agreement because it will disrupt the continuation of their period of service, which hinders the regularization of their employment. In addition, Mr. Sarma added that the mandate of teacher services had been extended to 60 years. “It can therefore be said that there is no difference between contract teachers and state teachers in the state.
While we cannot re-empower their services, we have tried to give them all the institutions that government professors have used so far,” he said. Meanwhile, he said that teachers cannot apply for the transfer without completing 10 years of service in the first place of the detachment. “The governor approved the law,” he said, adding that the government has made Assamese a compulsory subject in all schools, regardless of government and private education from Class I to Class X. Teachers will now receive all benefits on an equal footing with government rules, Assam Education Minister Biswa Sarma said on 7 June 2020. The last order of the mission invited teachers to sign the agreement on or before October 20, otherwise their “salary issue must be dealt with after the signing of the agreement.” This clearly shows that teachers will not receive their salaries if they do not sign the agreement. The day after the announcement of the results of HSLC 2020, the Government of Assam renewed, on 7 June 2020, the contracts of 46,150 contract teachers working across the country. The state has 29,701 TET teachers under Axom Sarba Siksha Abhiyan mission, 11,206 state pool teachers and 5243 high school teachers, the minister said. It can be mentioned that over the years, the State has witnessed sporadic protests by TTR teachers and contract teachers, who demanded the regularization of their jobs and the demand for their salaries, along with several other subjects.