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Teachers of Arunachal Pradesh To Go For A Strike

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Teachers Strike In Arunachal Pradesh
All teachers of Arunachal Pradesh have come across a decision to hold up a Strike, challenging the Government's decision in order to invoke the clause of 'No Work-No Pay'.

This decision was heard by the All Arunachal SSA Teachers Association, which has decided to go ahead with its proposed indefinite tool and pen-down strike starting from 3rd of December 2012. Also, an official order on thursday said that the government has decided to invoke the clause of 'No Work -No Pay' as per the MoU signed by the SSA teachers during their contractual appointment.

The strike includes around 528 assistant teachers and 22 junior teachers. The Project director of SSA PN Thungon informed that in February this year, the Government has constitutes a high level committee to look demand of the SSA teachers and that the committee had met on November 15 to recommend to the government further action to be initiated.

"The salaries of SSA teachers have already been hiked twice by the government and the jobs of 79 junior teachers and 222 assistant teachers of the 950 appointed in 2003 have been regularized", he added.

The association has decided to launch the agitation demanding regularization of service of all SSA teachers working in the State on contractual basis since 2013. The government has also decided to take severe action against absentee teachers and the SSA authorities in all the district have been instructed to ensure the Government order is followed.

About 'No Work No Pay' rule : It was introduced by the Government. According to the Government it is well settled principle in service jurisprudence that a person must be paid if he has worked and should not be paid if he has not. In other words, the doctrine of 'No Work-No Pay' is based on Justice, equity and good conscience and in absence of valid reasons to the contrary it should be applied.

"No body has the fundamental right to be appointed to or retained in service under the Government. It is open to the State Government to frame the necessary rules prescribing the requisite qualifications and it is open to the authorities to lay down such per-requisites conditions for appointment as would be conditions to the maintenance of proper discipline amongst Government servant, says the rule.

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