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Agitating teachers vowed to spread their voices from Lower PMG to all the 314 blocks of Odisha

Bhubaneswar:12/9/18: An inter-ministerial committee meeting held today to address the issues of agitating teachers ended inconclusively following which the protestors said that they will intensify their agitation and threatened to resign en masse.

According to sources, while the State government sought 3 months time to resolve the issue, the agitating teachers said they want a solution within a week to which the former did not agree.

“The State government wanted 3 months time but we asked them to resolve it in 7 days. This is a clever attempt to set aside the issue. If required we will submit our resignations but we will not call off the agitation,” Convener of All Odisha School College Teachers and Employees’ United Forum, Golak Nayak said.

Another convenor of the Forum Pabitra Mahala said “It seems that just because the matter was raised in the State Assembly, the government agreed to hold talks. In future they will be bound to fulfil our demands.”

The meeting was held today under the chairmanship of Finance Minister Shashi Bhusan Behera at the Secretariat. Apart from Behera, School & Mass Education Minister Badri Narayan Patra, Mass Education Secretary and Higher Education Secretary were also a part of the meeting.

The School & Mass Education Minister said “We have told them that the issue can be resolved with talks but it is not possible to find a solution in 7 days.”

The agitating teachers yesterday vowed to spread their voices from Lower PMG in Bhubaneswar to all the 314 blocks of Odisha and threatened to intensify their stir by taking out ‘padyatra’ in all the panchayats.

About Ashok Palit

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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