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Jobless teachers beg, polish shoes
A member of the ETT Punjab State Eligibility Test Qualified Unemployed Teachers’ Union begs at Fire Brigade Chowk in Bathinda on Sunday.

Jobless teachers beg, polish shoes

Hold march from Children’s Park to Fire Brigade Chowk over govt’s failure to recruit them20 Aug 2018 | 1:43 AM

BATHINDA: Members of the ETT (Elementary Teachers Training) Punjab State Eligibility Test Qualified Unemployed Teachers’ Union carried out a protest march from Children’s Park to Fire Brigade Chowk on Sunday.

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Tribune News Service

Bathinda, August 19

Members of the ETT (Elementary Teachers Training) Punjab State Eligibility Test Qualified Unemployed Teachers’ Union carried out a protest march from Children’s Park to Fire Brigade Chowk on Sunday.

In a symbolic reply to the state government’s stance of not having sufficient funds to make appointments of teachers, the protesters also begged and polished shoes of commuters to collect money, which they would deposit in the Treasury Department.

More than 500 protesters gathered at Children’s Park and raised slogans against the Education Department and state government for not making recruitment of ETT diploma holders.

The protesters then carried out a protest march on the Bathinda-Mansa highway and after passing from Mall Road reached Fire Brigade Chowk.

There are more than 1,000 ETT diploma holders in the state who are awaiting jobs. The protest started at 11 am and lasted for four hours.

Deepak Singh Kamboj, president of the union, said, “Leave aside providing employment to every household in the state, as promised under the ‘Ghar, Ghar Rozgar’ scheme by the Congress in its poll manifesto, the party, after coming to power, has even failed to provide employment to those who are qualified. There are thousands of ETT diploma holders (with TET) in the state who completed their course in 2016, but due to indifferent attitude of the state government, they are still awaiting jobs.”

“The government says that it does not have sufficient funds to make fresh recruitment in the state. So we begged on roads and polished people’s shoes to gather money. The money collected would fill the state government’s coffers. We have already submitted written representations to the Chief Minister and state Education Minister but no concrete step has been taken,” Kamboj added.

The protesters said there were government schools, especially in the rural belt of the state, where there is an acute shortage of teachers but the government, each time citing financial constraints, is not making appointments.

Gurpreet Guraya, general secretary, said, “Fresh permanent appointments must be made at government middle schools and primary schools to induct thousands of qualified ETT diploma holders. It would not only provide employment to the qualified job aspirants but also improve the quality of education at government schools. The union has also planned to conduct a state-wide protest in Chief Minister Captian Amarinder Singh’s home district Patiala.”

Meanwhile, commuters had a harrowing time while road was partly blocked by the protesters during the march. The Bathinda-Mansa highway remained dotted with vehicles as protesters passed from the road. Traffic policemen somehow managed to control the traffic after some time.

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