AAPSU larders speak to reporters. (File image)

The All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) has expressed its strong opposition to the June 02, 2019 decision made by the state cabinet for creation of a single director for school education post by merging the posts of elementary and secondary education directors.

The AAPSU in a statement today said the decision taken by the cabinet would adversely affect the entire education system in the state.

The union added the decision is also not in the greater interest of the students’ community and the officials and staff of the education department.

“The department of education consisting of 3316 schools, 10540 regular teachers, 7263 Integrated Scheme for School Education teachers and lakhs of students is one of the largest departments in the state. This decision may disturb the dynamics of school education,” the union said.

The AASPU said the cabinet decision has also brought much discontentment among several sections of the society and is also detrimental to the indigenous populous of the state with regards to giving an opportunity to those dedicated officers who have served the state and understands the ground realities.

Such move will create more confusion and problems in the department rather than easing the already bifurcated directors, the union said.

The decision, however, is yet to be implemented by the state government.


Damien Lepcha is Northeast Now Correspondent in Arunachal Pradesh. He can be reached at: lepcharaul@gmail.com