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Agitating teachers in Odisha put their strike on hold till July 15

Bhubaneswar19/4/18: The agitating teachers in Odisha today put their strike on hold till July 15 after having a meeting with Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi and decided to join the Plus Two answer paper evaluation duty.

“We had a successful discussion with Chief Secretary. He assured us to look into our demands and requested to call off the agitation, following which we decided to put our demonstration on hold till July 15,” All Odisha School and College Teachers’ and Employees’ United Forum convenor Prakash Mohanty.

Now we will join the Plus Two answer paper evaluation duty. We hope the state government will fulfill our demands, he added.

The teacher body placed a three-charter of demands before us. We assured them to consider their demands and requested to call off their agitation which they agreed, the Chief Secretary said after the meeting.

The agitating teachers have been demanding fulfillment of their various demands including issuance of a notification regarding withdrawal of a compulsory affidavit clause to avail grant-in-aid.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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