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Tag: Teachers Strike

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OTET Aspirants Protest Demanding Grace Marking

Cuttack: Hundreds of aspirants who had taken the Odisha Teachers Eligibility Test (OTET) staged a demonstration today in front of the office of the Board of Secondary Education (BSE) at Bajrakabati Road in Cuttack on Tuesday demanding grace marking. As per reports, there were some complaints about errors in the question paper and the answer […]

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Odisha govt neglecting teachers: Dharmendra Pradhan

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today criticized the Odisha government for neglecting the demands of teachers who have been staging demonstration for the past 23 days in Bhubaneswar. Pradhan, who met the agitating teachers at Lower PMG square in Bhubaneswar today, alleged that the Odisha government has money to strengthen its own vote bank but […]

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Agitating Odisha teachers to lock up schools, colleges from Sept 6

Bhubaneswar: The failure of the inter-ministerial committee, which was formed to look into the demands of teachers who have been agitating since August 16, has forced the protesting teachers to intensify their stir. As per reports, the school and college teachers will observe Teachers’ Day as Black Day (Kala Diwas) on September 5. Besides, they […]

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Odisha Teachers On Protest Again, Say Demands Remain Unfulfilled

Bhubaneswar: Braving rain and sun, teachers under the aegis of Odisha School College Teachers and Employees’ United Forum today, after a lull of two months, resumed their strike and have staged a dharna near Gandhi Marg in Bhubaneswar over non-fulfillment of their earlier demands. As per sources, over one lakh teachers and support staff from […]

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Teachers put strike on hold after Govt assurance

Bhubaneswar: Teachers under the banner ‘All Odisha School-College Teachers and Employees United Forum’, today postponed their agitation and served a two months ultimatum to the state government to fulfill their demands. The teachers, who were on strike for more than one and half months postponed their stir after a meeting with Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad […]

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Affidavit Row: Teachers refuse to budge, protests to continue

Bhubaneswar: The protesting teachers and staff of more than 1,000 schools and colleges of the State will continue their stir till government issues a notification regarding the withdrawal of the affidavit clause prescribed in the Grant-in-Aid (GIA) Policy-2017. The teachers under the aegis of Odisha School and College Teachers’ and Employees’ United Forum (OSCTUF) made […]

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Teachers' stir continues even after withdrawal of affidavit clause

Bhubaneswar: Even after the Odisha government withdrew the clause of compulsory submission of an affidavit to avail grant-in-aid facility, teachers, under the banner of Odisha School College Teachers’ and Employees’ United Forum, continued their protests in front of 57 Matric answer sheet evaluation centres across the State. The teachers have alleged that except the omission […]

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Matric evaluation row: Teachers-cops scuffle  in Capital

Bhubaneswar: The agitation by teachers under the aegis of All Odisha School College Teachers’ and Employees’ United Forum took a violent turn following a scuffle with police in front of Capital High School here on Tuesday. Tension ran high after senior officials of Commissionerate Police tried to forcibly evict the agitating teachers who were staging […]

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Block grant teachers threaten to boycott Matric answer sheet evaluation

Bhubaneswar: Calling for a boycott of Matriculation answer sheet evaluation, the All Odisha School College Teachers’ and Employees’ United Forum has decided to stage dharna in front of the evaluation centres from tomorrow. They have also urged other teachers not to cooperate with the State government in the evaluation process which will begin from March […]

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Teachers’ stir will not affect exams: Higher Education Minister

Bhubaneswar: Following decision of the Odisha School College Teachers and Employees United Forum to continue their agitation, Higher Education Minister Ananta Das today said that the upcoming Matriculation and Plus II exams will remain unaffected and will be held as per schedule. “The government is fully prepared to conduct the exams. Even if the agitating […]

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Teachers protest proposed affidavit for grant-in-aid; warn to boycott Matric, +2 exams

Puri: Hundreds of school and college teachers, staff and parents took out a Padayatra from Pipili to Bhubaneswar protesting compulsory submission of a proposed affidavit for grant-in-aid introduced by the state government. The affidavit though promises to give financial benefits, also prevents teachers from staging any kind of protests in future. The protesters began their […]

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Odisha teachers' stir to continue as talks with govt fail

Bhubaneswar: Agitating primary teachers and Siksha Sahayaks have decided to continue their strike till the Odisha government issues a notification agreeing to their major demands. The decision to continue dharna came after repeated rounds of discussion with the government yielded no results. During a meeting with the School and Mass Education Minister Badri Narayan Patra […]

Mass Education Minister hints at block grant abolition

Bhubaneswar: Hinting at abolition of the block grant system in schools and colleges, School and Mass Education minister Badri Narayan Patra today stated a final decision will be taken soon as the discussion with the striking teachers has reached final stage. Speaking to media, Patra said, “Discussion between government and teachers has reached final stage […]

Dharmendra urges State govt to resolve teachers’ impasse

Bhubaneswar: With the State’s block-grant teachers’ stir entering the fifth day today, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today met the agitating teachers and discussed their issues at the dharna place near PMG square here. He urged the State government to intervene in the matter at the earliest to ensure a smooth academic system. “CM Naveen Patnaik […]

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Government High School Contractual Teachers Gherao Minister's Residence

Bhubaneswar: Demanding hike in grade pay and salary, members of Odisha Government High School Contract Teachers Association (OGHCTA) have today gheraoed the official residence of School and Mass Education Minister Debi Prasad Mishra. The association demanded that the State government should revoke Odisha Teacher Eligibility Test (OTET) and introduce transfer facility. The teachers also sought […]

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KV, Navodaya, tech institute teachers join +2 evaluation

Bhubaneswar: With the evaluation of annual Plus Two answer scripts being seriously hampered for the last five days due to the ongoing strike by the teachers and staffs of 448 and 662 categories of non-government and aided colleges in the state, the Odisha government on Saturday engaged teachers of Kendriya Vidyalayas, Navodaya Vidyalayas, technical institutes and others having Post Graduate degrees (M Sc) with one year of teaching experience in the evaluation.

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