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Primary teachers called off their strike after the State government accepted two of their demands

Bhubaneswar:4/10/18: Primary teachers, who had been staging a dharna since September called off their strike after the State government today accepted two of their demands, including cadre restructuring.

Speaking to media, Odisha Primary Teachers’ Association president Rajesh Mohanty said the State Government has also approved their demand for restructuring of cadres. Accordingly, the teachers will be given promotion in three categories- Level-2, Level-4 and Level-5.

The State Government also indirectly approved a hike in Grade Pay to Rs 2800. The move will benefit around 72,563 teachers in the State, sources said.

School and Mass Education Secretary Pradipta Mohapatra said, “The proposal for cadre restructuring of primary teachers was pending since long. Today, CM Naveen Patnaik accepted the demand.”

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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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