‘No more mercy! Put shikshakarmis in jail’
State Government released the list of 41 terminated State-level shikshakarmi leaders
As the strike entered the 15th day, Govt asked Collectors, SPs to act tough against Shikshakarmis
Shikshakarmi strike had entered the fifteenth day on Monday, paralysing academic activities in schools across the state and bringing administrative machinery on their toes.
Meanwhile, toughening its stand against the striking shikshakarmis, State Government on Monday terminated 41 State-level leaders of shikshakarmis and decided to soon initiate action against district-level leaders instigating the strike.
Chief Secretary Vivek Dhand and DGP A N Upadhyay held meeting of the District Collectors, district panchayat CEOs and SPs of 27 districts through a video conferencing on Monday and discussed on tackling the ongoing strike by shikshakarmis and also to streamline education in schools.
The Chief Secretary also asked to deploy ‘Prerak’ (instructors) of Saksharta Mission on teaching duty and send the shikshakarmis to Central and District Jails instead of temporary jail.
It was said in the meeting that around 20,000 shikshakarmis had returned to their duty apart from 5-7 thousand shikshakarmis on Monday. The Chief Secretary asked the district officials to ensure schools are not closed at any cost. The State Government has asked to strictly deal with the situation and shikshakarmis.
It was decided in the meeting to sack 41 state level leaders of shikshakarmis following which action was taken immediately. Prior to this decision, state government collected ground report on the strike and its effect, said the Chief Secretary in the video conferencing.
On the other hand, arrest of shikshakarmis continued for the third day in Raipur. Thousands of shikshakarmis reached Government Science College Ground in Raipur demanding a permanent space to continue their demonstration to press for their 8-point demand including merger.