Guwahati: More than 300 teachers demonstrated in front of the Block Education Officer’s office in Gohpur on November 24 following the deaths of two of their colleagues in a road accident on November 23.
Two TET teachers Debajit Kakati and Debajit Sharma reportedly killed in a road accident at Solengi in Gohpur. The incident took place on National Highway 15 on November 23.
The two teachers were working as BRP and CRCC respectively. They were riding a motorcycle in the evening after working in the office all day.
Angry teachers have now protested questioning the safety of teachers. They said that the teachers are being subjected to outright mental harassment. Even after their duty hours have ended, teachers are still expected to work on holidays and office-related tasks.
The Chaiduar Block Education Officer’s gate has been blocked by the teachers, who also protested in front of his office.
“We are made to work even after our duty hours are over. This is complete harassment. This should stop,” said a teacher while protesting.
“We lost two of our colleagues yesterday and this is very unfortunate. Excessive work pressure is the main reason behind the incident. We don’t have a headmaster in our school and we are given the work of the headmaster which is not our responsibility. Administration and the Government should look into the matter and bring a solution as soon as possible.” said another teacher.
“We never reach home on time because we are made to work in the name of office and festivals. We have a family to tend to and look after. This is mental harassment towards the teachers.” said another protesting teacher.