OSSTA not to cooperate on Sunday holiday; S&ME Minister says 100 days teaching is necessary

Cuttack: The teacher’s body, OSSTA, threatened not to cooperate over Sunday holiday even as School & Mass Education Minister Samir Ranjan Das said it is a necessity for ensuring 100 days of learning.

The Minister on Sunday visited University High School in Vani Vihar here to take stock of the situation in view of the coronavirus pandemic. Das expressed his satisfaction over the matter that there was fifty per cent attendance in classes.

Meanwhile the OSSTA general secretary Prakash Chandra Mohanty told the media that let there be one more period for Class X students on Saturday. We are ready for it. But, there will be no class on Sunday as it has put more mental pressure on the teachers as well as the students.

Mohanty said teachers are unable to fulfill their household responsibilities on Sunday and female teachers are unable to devote time to their children.

“The government cannot treat the teachers as bonded labourers,” Mohanty said and added that it is a gross violation of the labour law and the human rights.

The teachers will move court and not cooperate with the government  if the government does not allow them to avail holiday on Sunday, Mohanty added.

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