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Block grant teachers have threatened to lock up all government schools and colleges across the state from Monday

Bhubaneswar: 20/8/18:Thousands of block grant teachers, who are on an indefinite strike at Mahatma Gandhi Marg here since the past four days, have threatened to lock up all government schools and colleges across the state from Monday.

All Odisha School-College Teachers and Employees’ United Forum convener Prakash Mohanty said,“Over one lakh teachers and lecturers from different educational institutions will participate in the indefinite strike. We will lock up the gates of all the educational institutions run by the state government.”

On April 19, the forum had decided to put its month-long strike on hold, following assurance from the state government to consider its demands, including abolition of block grant system and full grant-in-aid. “We were left with no option but to hit the streets again as the government remained callous towards our legitimate demands,” Mohanty added.

Pressing for their demands, the teachers had boycotted both matric and Plus II evaluation process this year by staging protests at different evaluation centres.

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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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