Odisha Govt Playing With Lives Of Plus II Students: Opposition

BHUBANESWAR: As the Odisha government has decided to engage teachers of Kendriya Vidyalayas, Navodaya Vidyalayas and technical educational institutions for evaluation of Plus II answer papers following the boycott of non-government teachers, the opposition Congress on Saturday hit out at the government.

The party said the government is playing with the lives of students by requisitioning the services of other teachers.

“The demands of agitating teachers are legitimate. Even though the government had assured to consider the demands of the teachers, it did not take any steps to meet their demands,” said the leader of the opposition and senior Congress leader Narasingh Mishra.

He said the government should accept the demands of the lecturers, who are on strike since past several days.

He also said the government is pushing the future of the students into dark following the mess in the evaluation of Plus II answer papers.

PCC president Prasad Harichandan said the state government should take steps keeping the greater interest of students in mind and block grant should be abolished.

Notably, the government on Friday decided to engage teachers, including ad hoc college lecturers with M Sc qualification in the case of Science papers, and a minimum of one year’s experience.