With a mind to reach a decisive stand on issues of their regularisation and increase in wage, around 20,000 para-teachers from all over the State gathered here on Saturday.
The teachers, gathered at Morhabadi Ground, had a plan to lay siege to the Chief Minister’s residence but were stopped at the ground itself by police forces.
Later, a five-member delegation of Jharkhand Pradesh Para Shikshak Mahasangh was invited by CM Raghubar Das for talks, following which the demonstrating teachers decided to call off the protests for now.
Talking to delegates, the CM said, “A meeting of senior officials of the State has been called on Monday and the next day to deliberate upon your demands and their solution. The final decision in this regard will be taken on Wednesday, after consulting para-teachers.”
The two-day high-level meeting will focus on financial aspect of the salary hike demanded by para-teachers along with other grievances pertaining to their services.
School Education and Literacy Secretary Aradhana Patnaik will convey the outcome of the discussion to their representatives on Wednesday and their suggestions will be taken into account.
After this, a meeting between the para-teachers’ delegates and the State authorities will be held on Wednesday evening in a bid to reach a final decision.