Govt, agitating relief teachers reach agreement

Published On: September 29, 2023 07:34 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Sept 29: The agitating relief teachers ended their protest on Friday after inking a deal with the government.

The relief teachers' joint protest mobilization committee signed the agreement at Singha Durbar on Friday following an understanding between chairperson of the Nepal Teachers' Federation Kamala Tuladhar and Nepal Relief Teachers’ Central Committee Chairperson Khemraj Adhikari.

The signing of the agreement was held in the presence of Minister for Education, Science and Technology Ashok Kumar Rai.     
After the agreement, the government has expressed its commitment to amend the proposal in the School Education Bill registered at the House of Representatives. Among the provisions to be proposed in the amendment as agreed include no age limit for the relief teachers while giving examinations for permanent status, arrangement of hundred percent internal competition and cent percent addition of service period.     
Likewise, the two sides also agreed to make arrangement for internal competition for higher secondary-level teachers and vacancy for early child development teachers.     
It may be noted that the relief teachers’ struggle committee had continued their protest despite the government reached an agreement with the Federation on September 22.

In the agreement, it was stated that 75 percent relief teachers would be allowed to participate in internal competition. The education bill registered at the parliament had proposed the participation of only 50 percent relief teachers through internal competition. -- RSS   


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