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Tag: Block Grant Teachers

Block grant teachers to agitate in panchayat level from today

Bhubaneswar: Teachers under the aegis of Odisha School and College Teachers’ and Employees United Forum will take out rallies in all the panchayats across the State from today to intensify their ongoing agitation over fulfilment of various demands. As per sources, thousands of teachers, intellectuals and common people would take part in the agitation and […]

Teachers’ Day celebrated even as block grant teachers observe 'black day’

Bhubaneswar: Schools across the state wore a festive look as students teamed up to host a number of activities and make their teachers feel special on occasion of Teacher’s Day even as a section of block grant teachers decided to observe the day as ‘Black Day’. At some schools, teachers were offered prayers with flowers […]

Throwback 2017: From grants, scholarships to new medical colleges

The year 2017 saw many highs and lows as far as Academics is concerned. Discrepancies in CBSE Class 10th and 12th Board exam results and fake recruitment of teachers under Ujjwal scheme dominated the headlines. As the year draws to a close, we look back at some of the noteworthy events and decisions.  CBSE exam […]

SC notice to Odisha govt over block grant teachers' salary

Bhubaneswar: The Supreme Court (SC) today served a notice to the Odisha government over payment of block grant teachers in the state. In its notice, the apex court has sought a reply from the state government as to why block grant teachers will not be given full salary like that of the government college teachers. […]

Block Grant Teachers from Western Odisha celebrate Nuakhai on road

Bhubaneswar: The agitating western Odisha teachers of block grant schools and colleges today celebrated Nuakhai on the road at Lower PMG in Bhubaneswar. With their high-level meeting with the State government officials ending inconclusive, the teachers were left with no choice but to observe the festival on the road. The strike of the block grant […]

Block grant teachers worship Ganesh on road, decide to continue stir

Bhubaneswar: Following a high-level meeting between the State government officials and teachers ended inconclusive on Thursday, agitating teaching staff of block grant of schools and colleges today worshipped Lord Ganesh on road at the Lower PMG in Bhubaneswar. Teachers blew conchs amid chanting of priests and worshipped the Lord at the dharna site on Mahatma […]

Agitating block grant teachers warn Odisha govt of dire consequence in 2019

Bhubaneswar: The block grant teachers today threatened the Odisha government to turn their strike into a state-wide agitation and ensure the ruling-BJD is voted out of power in 2019 general elections if their demands are not met. The strike of the block grant teachers entered its sixth day today. Disappointed over the silence of the […]

Block grant teachers demand written notification from Govt to withdraw stir

Bhubaneswar: BJD legislators Sanjay Das Burma and Pranab Prakash Das met the block grant teachers and lecturers on the third day of their agitation at Mahatma Gandhi Marg here demanding fulfillment of their various demands, including abolition of the block grant system. After the meeting Dasburma told to media persons, “Presently, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is on a […]

Block grant teachers, lecturers resume stir

Bhubaneswar: Block grant teachers and lecturers took to streets again on Wednesday demanding fulfillment of their various demands, including abolition of the block grant system. More than 50,000 teachers and employees of the School Teachers Federation of Odisha (STFO), 662 and 448-category college lecturers association took out a rally from Bhubaneswar Railway Station towards State […]

Block Grant School Teachers Stir
Odisha Block Grant teachers take to streets again

Bhubaneswar: Teachers under the banner of School Teachers Federation of Odisha (STFO) on once again took to the streets demanding fulfillment of their various demands, including abolition of the block grant system. Thousands of teachers took out a rally at Lower PMG square demanding fulfillment of 11 –point charter of demands including abolition of the […]

School teachers’ take out mass protest rally

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Teachers Association organized a mass rally at lower PMG in Bhubaneswar demanding fulfillment of 11-point charter of demands including withdrawal of Block Grant and full grant to eligible schools. According to sources, around 17 teachers’ association participated in the rally. “The work tenure of all the Siksha Sahayaks, Gana Shikshaks, Shiksha Karmi’s, […]

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488-category block grant teachers threaten to boycott exams

Bhubaneswar: A day after holding a candle light march for the well-being of the State, hundreds of teachers of 488-category block grant colleges of Odisha on Wednesday threatened to boycott the ensuing +2 and +3 examinations and evaluation of answer sheets, if the government fails to fulfill their demands. The teachers, who have been on […]

HC asks striking teachers to join exam duty

Cuttack: Orissa High Court on Friday passed an interim order asking the agitating block grant teachers to join the examination duty. Hearing a PIL, the court also directed the director general police (DGP) to maintain law and order at all centres during the examination and posted the next hearing on March 10. Block grant teachers, […]

Block grant schools may face action if teachers boycott exams

Bhubaneswar/Cuttack: With the block grant teachers continuing their agitation and announcing boycott of the ensuing matriculation examination, the Board of Secondary Education (BSE) has decided to get tough with the teachers. The schools of the agitating teachers may be excluded from examination centres’ list from next year if the teachers continue with their stir, official […]

Lecturers' stir
622 category lecturers' meeting with ministerial panel fails

Bhubaneswar: State government’s attempt to find common ground with the agitating lecturers of 622 Category Colleges failed today after a ministerial-level meeting held at the secretariat on Monday yielded no results. According to sources in the lecturers’ association, the government has sought time till February 25 to find a solution. “It was a step forward, […]

Block grant teachers’ stir: First inter-ministerial meet today

Bhubaneswar: With an aim to find a solution to the agitation by lecturers of 488 and 622 Category Colleges, a ministerial-level meeting will be held at the secretariat here on Monday. The five-member committee, headed by Finance minister Pradip Amat, was formed on the orders of chief minister Naveen Patnaik. Law minister Arun Sahoo, Technical […]

Block grant teachers to boycott HSC exams

Block grant teachers' association said on Monday the teachers would not participate in any government work apart from taking classes

Police-Block grant teachers face off in city

Bhubaneswar: The police today resorted to lathi charge to disperse agitating block grant teachers while they were on their way to gherao Naveen Niwas from the Lower PMG square demanding fulfillment of their 9-point charter of demands, which includes full grant-in-aid. Some of the teachers sustained injuries during the face-off with police forces. Police said […]