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TGTA protests demanding policy revisions and pension re-evaluation

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BY TC News Desk

Agartala, August 12, 2023: The Tripura Government Teachers Association (HB Road) has launched a fervent demand for the withdrawal of the new education policy of 2020 and a re-evaluation of the newly introduced pension scheme.

In commemoration of the organization’s 24th foundation day, an evening protest march was orchestrated, serving as one of several initiatives undertaken by the STFI. The procession, led by officials, paraded through the Melarmath State Office.

Sukanta Banerjee, General Secretary of the Tripura Government Teachers Association, expressed that the protest rally was strategically timed to coincide with the foundation day celebrations. The march is slated to traverse various routes within Agartala city, culminating at the Paradise Chowmuhani area. There, a road-side gathering will inform the public about the organization’s dual objectives – advocating against what they perceive as the government’s detrimental actions in the realm of education.

Banerjee conveyed that the government’s policies risk undermining the educational landscape and labeled the new education policy as adverse to the interests of students. Furthermore, he voiced concerns regarding the implications of the new pension scheme for employees, emphasizing potential substantial losses for them. As a countermeasure, the STFI vehemently called for the discontinuation of the new pension scheme and the restoration of the previous pension structure.

The protest serves as a poignant statement of the TGTA’s dedication to safeguarding educational standards and the welfare of teachers and employees, echoing the organization’s core mission on its 24th anniversary.

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