Citing Manipur government's failure to act after two days of mass casual leave, the All Integrated Teachers’ Association, Manipur (AITAM) will stage two days' sit-in-protest at respective zonal offices from Friday.
AITAM president N Prakashchandra on Thursday told media at Manipur Press Club, Majorkhul, Imphal that teachers under the umbrella of the association, in order to protect its legitimate rights, launched the agitation.
Prakashchandra said 3,480 integrated teachers are no longer Samagagra teachers after the order issued by the government on July 23, 2020.
He said the ongoing democratic agitation demanded not to change the head of account, and reiterated that if the government is going to give the salaries under the new head of account, then the teachers will not take their monthly salaries.
Prakashchandra said after the two-day mass casual leave of teachers, no positive response has been received from the government. As an intensified form of agitation, the executive members of the association resolved to launch sit-in-protest in front of respective zonal offices of all districts from 8 am to 1 pm for two consecutive days, he added.
Sources reported that the government has threatened to transfer the teachers from their present posting if they do not withdraw the agitation immediately. It is also reported that the attendance of teachers, including executive members of the association, will be monitored in order to take necessary action accordingly.