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Sikkim govt rolls back Adhoc teacher policy amid massive protest

GANGTOK: The Sikkim Government has finally bowed to the rigorous protest by ad-hoc teachers, which has been going for a while now, and decided to roll back its newly announced policy on adhoc teachers.

The government’s decision came to effect after a meeting held at Mintokgang today.

The proposed policy had suggested an eight-year probation period for ad-hoc teachers after which they would be regularised. There was also to be no break in salary for winter vacation.

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In June, as many as 860 teachers’ services were terminated in just eight months of recruitment, and protesting against the same five teachers have declared an indefinite hunger strike on the occasion of the Teacher’s Day celebration across the country.

Though the state education department inclined on fresh interviews in August it was postponed to October later.

The adhoc teachers have been asking for an extension from the government.

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