Shiksha Mitras in Uttar Pradesh protested on Monday at the Ramabai rally site in Lucknow. During this Shiksha Mitras from every district of the state reached Lucknow with their demands and demanded from the government to adjust them and pay their salaries like assistant teachers. Because they are given only 10 thousand rupees per month in the name of salary, in such a situation it is difficult to maintain the family. It is not possible to survive in this much.
According to the information, thousands of education friends from all over the state demonstrated at Ramabai site in Lucknow and kept their demands from the government. However, Central Government Minister Kaushal Kishore was present in this conference and said that education is a government with friends and his words will be kept after the conference.
Let us inform that for the last 19 years in Uttar Pradesh, more than 1.50 lakh Shikshamitras teaching in more than one lakh 13 thousand primary schools are struggling for appointment to the post of assistant teachers. Under the Shikshamitra scheme, from January-February 2001, Shikshamitras were appointed in schools in rural areas on an honorarium of Rs.2,250. The minimum qualification was kept intermediate. Although this scheme started completely from July 1, 2001. Before starting studies in schools, Shikshamitras were given one month’s training, for which they were given an honorarium of Rs.400 for that one month.
The previous government decided to adjust Shikshamitras to the post of assistant teachers without TET. Before adjustment, his honorarium was 3500, while after becoming a teacher, he started getting a salary of about 28 thousand rupees, and although in this matter the assistant teacher went to court and did not justify his appointment. When the adjustment was canceled by the Supreme Court on July 27, 2017, at that time he was getting a salary of about 40 thousand rupees. After the adjustment was cancelled, the government increased his honorarium from Rs 3500 to Rs 10000 in August 2017 and on the same honorarium he has been teaching in primary schools for the last three years.
The government had said that Shikshamitras will get marks up to a maximum of 25 marks per year in the recruitments. After the cancellation of adjustment from the Supreme Court on July 25, 2017, Shikshamitras, who are expecting from the Yogi government, have made up their mind to agitate and are demanding to increase the adjustment and pay scale equal to assistant teacher. But even after 6 years, this demand has not been fulfilled.