PATNA: Teaching and other allied works in 545 Kasturba Gandhi residential schools in the state will come to a halt as over 9,000 contractual officers and employees of Bihar Education Project Council (BEPC) including around 5,400 contractual teachers and employees of Kasturba schools, on Monday decided to proceed on an indefinite strike from Tuesday.
The employees decided to proceed on strike after their hour long talk with the BEPC additional state project director R S Singh over their 11-point demands remained unsatisfactory. “Singh assured to take positive steps to fulfill nine demands out of total 11, but remained non-committal on our main two demands related to regularization of services and implementation of sixth payscale on the plea that these two demands can be solved at the government level. Hence, we decided to proceed on an indefinite strike from Tuesday,” BEPC Employees’ Union general secretary Shiv Shankar Prasad told TOI.
He said works in all 545 Kasturba Gandhi schools and BEPC’s state and district level offices would come to halt as all employees, engineers and teachers, including resource teachers are in support of the strike.
Before going for talk, the BEPC employees on Monday took put a procession from near the council’s office and later staged demonstration before the BEPC headquarters in Saidpur area here. They also sat on dharna before the BEPC headquarters.
Prasad said they had earlier informed the council about their 11-point demands and also announced to proceed on indefinite strike from June 9, but the council administration did nothing to meet the demands.