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Jharkhand teacher's struggle for fair compensation, demand unmet for 3 months

  • Over 14,000 Jharkhand assistant teachers have been protesting for three months, seeking grade pay increments and permanent appointments.
  • Teachers appointed in 2012 received a grade pay, while those appointed in 2016 are on a fixed salary ranging from Rs 1,000 to Rs 22,500, causing dissatisfaction.
  • Protesting teachers accuse both BJP government and JMM-led grand alliance government of reneging on promises, expressing discontent with tinadequate salary structure

20 Nov 2023

Over 14,000 assistant teachers in Jharkhand, who have successfully passed the Jharkhand Teacher Eligibility Test (J-TET), have been persistently protesting for the past three months, demanding grade pay increments and permanent appointments.

The agitating teachers, appointed in 2012 and 2016 under initial teacher appointment rules, claim discrepancies in salary structures and accuse the government of neglecting their legitimate demands. Despite assurances from Chief Minister Hemant Soren, the teachers allege that the promises made during the government's election campaign have not been fulfilled, leading to a continued protest in front of the Raj Bhavan.


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