21 - 11 - 2017

10323 Vs Melarmath rift widens

AGARTALA, Nov 2, 2017 (TVN):  The decision of 10323 terminated teachers again registering case   in supreme court created a rift between 10323 terminated teachers and Melarmath  (CPIM party head quarter).

The terminated teachers after losing faith in state government and Melarmath  decided to register  case in supreme court worried about their future. This has angered Melarmath..

Melarmath  wants the terminated teachers remain puppet in their hands, do what they say. Have full faith on state government and not take the path of judiciary. So that cheap politics can be played   with all terminated teachers before the assembly election schedule to held in February.

After seeing the design of CPI(M) the terminated teachers themselves    decided to register case in supreme court. To meet expense of   the case terminated teachers are collecting subscription. Even after repeated pressure from  Melarmath  they could not be brought under control and  stop  them from going to supreme court.

Even the  terminated teachers are also demanding detail expenditure  report of Rs 1 crore given to  employee leaders  which was collected as subscription  as expense to fight the case in supreme court.. They also raised question why the state government did not appeal the case in three or five justice court?

The terminated teachers are no longer puppets of Melarmath.. They declined to give any subscriptions for election fund even after threatening from employee leaders Talks  with terminated teachers  in CPI(M) party office  and persuading them not file separate case in supreme court have failed. The terminated  teachers have made up their mind to make a last ditch effort  to secure their future.       

Terminated 10323, SSA and RMSA teachers cease of work to seriously affect hundreds of schools

AGARTALA, Nov 1,2017 (TVN): Terminated 10323 teachers are not going to school, from November Sarva Shiksha and RMSA teachers  are going for indefinite cease of work. This means from November around sixteen thousand teachers are not going to attend school.

 Under this circumstance more than 570 schools will have no teachers,as these schools are run by Sarva Shiksha and RMSA teachers. The education department is now facing the heat for not recruiting teachers for thirteen years from 1997 to 2010.

The education in government schools have collapsed completely. According to education department officials if recruitment of teachers was done after interviews in 2002, 2006 and 2009 then the present situation would not have happened.

Besides 10323 teachers would not have been terminated  as Right To Education was not in effect than. If offers and posting  of 4600 graduate teachers were given in March than they also would be victim of RTE. For saving summer vacation and 50 days salary state government gave offers to 4600 graduates in May.

Question now raised why 10323 teachers was recruited by state government even after knowing that RTE was already in effect. Why state government even after taking interview thrice in 2002,2005 and 2009 did not recruit teachers before RTE was made in effect?

Why the state government even after knowing that from 2010, 1st April RTE will be in effect across the country did not carried out the recruitment process earlier?.

Elderly couple attacked for joining BJP

Kamalpur, Nov 1,2017 (TVN): An elderly couple was seriously injured for joining BJP.The incident took place in Bamanchari under Kamalpur police station on Tuesday  night around 8.30 pm. Both injured  elderly couples Nandalal Adhikari (60) and Kalpana (50) is undergoing treatment in civil hospital. The condition of Nandalal is serious.

On Tuesday evening  Nandalal and his wife  joined BJP in meeting held at Bamanchari bazaar. At around 8.30 while returning home Nandalal was attacked by miscreants with sharp cutting weapons. Hearing  scream , wife Kalpana came for help. She was also attacked and sustained injury.

Neighbours took both in hospital. Nandalal said CPI(M) supporters led Pranjit attacked him.  A case has been registered in police station, there are no report of any arrest.

VAT reduced for promoting air connectivity Agartala to Kailashahar

AGARTALA,Oct 31,2017 (TVN): The state cabinet approved the proposal of reducing  the VAT  on  aviation  turbine fuel  to 1 percent from 18 percent. 

Addressing media after  the cabinet meeting finance minister Bhanu Lal Saha said  it was reduced for air operators interested to start small passenger plane from Agartala to Kailashahar and back.

 For connectivity with Silchar in the Barak Valley the reduced charge on aviation turbine fuel will be effective. There is however no change in the VAT rate for air travel between Agartala-Calcutta and Guwahati.

The minister also informed   the state have written to ministry of aviation to  take initiative  to start air service between Agartala  to Silchar via Kailashahar . However, the airport  in Kailashar  has been lying abandoned for a long time.

18 detained after crossing India – Bangladesh border

AGARTALA, Oct 31, 2017 (TVN): In last few days, large number of suspicious youth has entered India  through Boxanagar international border claims locals and police.

But police  have no idea why the youths have entered, where are they know and who have assisted them  crossing the India – Bangla border illegally.

On Monday police have detained  eighteen people and court has send them to 14 days jail custody. A police of officer of Kalamchara police station said the number of illegal entrants from Bangladesh is much more.  

After getting specific information that two vehicles of illegal entrants have crossed the international border police from Kalamchara rushed to nab them but  all managed to flee away.

Now question arises ,if BSF is on duty round the clock guarding the international border, how  people are entering illegally? There is no statement from BSF regarding the issue, even state police and SB is mute on the issue.

Few month back the central government have written to state chief secretary to remain alert that no illegal entrance is possible through Bangladesh and take stern action if caught by law enforcement agencies.


Deputy ECI visit postponed

AGARTALA, Oct 30, 2017 (TVN):The schedule visit of deputy election  commissioner of India, Sudip Jain on first week of November, has been postponed due to unavoidable circumstance, official sources in state  election  department  confirmed here on Monday.
Jain is likely to visit the poll bound state middle of next month to review the election preparedness and status of special revision of photo electoral rolls.

Meanwhile, Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Sriram Tarinikant on Monday  had a video conference session with all DMs to know the latest position of special summary revision of the electoral rolls and preparation of special campaign to ensure no voter is left out of the photo rolls.

The CEO had also conducted a video conference session with Inspector General (IG), Law and Order KV Srijesh to inquire about the law and order situation, a vital part of the election process.
 Besides, he had also video conversation with all the SPs of the districts to know the prevailing law and order situation in their respective districts.
According to sources, election to the state Assembly is likely to be announced by the EC in January next year. The new government is supposed to assume office before 15  March, 2018.