Tripura CM Biplab Deb interacting with reporters in Tripura on Friday. Image credit: Twitter.
Tripura CM Biplab Deb

The Tripura government will give a lump-sum financial aid of Rs 35,000 to 8,882 government school teachers, who lost their jobs from Wednesday following court verdicts

Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb has announced this.

These 8,882 school teachers are part of the 10,323 government teachers, lost their jobs due to the Supreme Court and High Court orders citing ‘discrepancies in recruitment’.

Chief minister Deb said despite the state government’s financial constrain and government’s hectic activity to deal with various aspects of novel coronavirus and ongoing lockdown, the state cabinet on Wednesday decided to give a lump-sum one-time financial assistance of Rs 35,000 to 8,882 government school teachers.

He said that till March 31, these 8,882 teachers are getting Rs 14,078 Rs 28,995 and Rs 35,594 per month considering their ranks and position.

Amidst massive agitations by these government teachers to keep their jobs, the state government recently announced to absorb the teachers in various state government departments.

Former chief minister Manik Sarkar said after the Tripura High Court and Supreme Court had terminated the jobs of the 10,323 government teachers in 2011, 2014 and 2017 respectively, the then Left Front government had created 13,000 posts to accommodate these teachers.

“The BJP leaders before the 2018 Assembly polls on one hand conspired against these 10,323 government teachers and filed petition before the Supreme Court and finally on the other hand promised to regularise their jobs if they come to power. But nothing fruitful has done so far for these teachers,” said Sarkar.

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