JD(U) criticises contractual teachers for agitatin



Patna: JD(U) lashed out at contractual teachers on Thursday for agitating against Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar during his 'Adhikar yatra' in the districts saying their conduct was an act of ingratitude.

"It is unbecoming of a teacher to throw slippers at the chief minister," JD(U) national spokesman Shivanand Tiwari told reporters referring to the agitation by contractual teachers at Begusarai earlier in the day.

Agitating contractual teachers had also waved black flags, threw eggs and shouted slogans at the public meeting by Kumar at Begusarai demanding regularization of services.

"These contractual teachers should remember that it was the NDA government that elevated them from 'Shiksha Mitras' in primary schools earning a stipend of Rs 1500 per month to contractual teachers with starting monthly salary of Rs 5000 in 2006 and job security," he said.

The contractual teachers were being ungrateful towards the state government and the chief minister by agitating against him demanding regularization of service and parity in salaries and perks with regular teachers.

"Their demand is unrealistic in the context of limited resources of the state government," he said.

PTI