The Assam Kaziranga University

Thousands of contractual TET teachers held a big protest today in front of the Sarba Siksha Abhijan office in Kahilipara, Guwahati, forcing police to increase security and detain some protesting teachers.

Around ten thousand contractual TET teachers took part in the protests in support of their varied demands, which include regularisation of jobs, pay, and other benefits on par with regular TET teachers.

Since the early morning hours, teachers from throughout the state have congregated outside the Sarba Siksha Abhijan office. Many teachers were detained by police in various locations while on their way to Guwahati to join the protest.

One of the protesters told News Live, “We are working as TET teachers for the last 10 years on a contractual basis and we want the state government to regularise our jobs. Currently, the candidates who pass the TET exams are getting permanent jobs but we who are working for so many years are being neglected. This is sheer unfair and that is the main reason we have come together and staged the protest against the government.”

Notably, Assam Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma, announced on Tuesday that 16,000 TET qualified applicants will be appointed by June. During the ongoing budget session of the Assam Assembly, the chief minister made the statement.

The Assam Kaziranga University