Bhubaneswar, August 16: Odisha Secondary teachers on Wednesday hit the street in Odisha’s Capital City, Bhubaneswar over their 21-point demand.
Teachers under the aegis of the Odisha Secondary Teachers' Association (OSTA) launched a three-day-long day-night protest at Lower PMG Square in Bhubaneswar demanding fulfillment of a 21-point charter of demands.
After submitting a memorandum to the government, more than10000 teachers from across the stage took out a massive rally in Bhubaneswar demanding pension, gratuity, and changes in terms and conditions of their service rules.
According to the agitating teachers’ representatives, there are at least 194 schools in the state where teachers are working without any salary. They are about to retire but unfortunately, they not even getting a pie for their service. Even a headmaster, after working for 35 years, is not getting any honorarium meant for him.