Himalayan News Service
Hundreds of relief quota teachers from across the country participated in a rally taken out from Maitighar Mandala today, demanding permanent appointment..
The relief quota teachers also demanded facilities, including insurance, salary hike, and perks and benefits on par with permanent teachers, and threatened to stage sit-in in front of Singha Durbar if their demands were not met..
Nabin Singh Dhami, senior vice-chair of Nepal Relief Quota Teachers' Association, said the government had hired relief quota teachers when there were no vacancy for permanent posts. “For 15 years we have been struggling for our rights,” said Dhami, adding that the government discriminated against them. He claimed that although successive governments had pledged to address their demands, they were still deprived of their rights. “Formulating laws alone will not solve problems. The government should implement them,” he said..
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology has called relief quota teachers for talks tomorrow morning. .
Minister of Education, Science and Technology Giriraj Mani Pokharel said, “We are ready to hold talks with the agitating teachers and solve the problem as soon as possible.”.
Source: The Himalayantimes