Zero tolerance to proxy teachers: YAA

DIMAPUR, APRIL 21 (MExN):Taking serious note of the prevailing poor performance of government schools, the Yimchungrü Akherü Arihako (YAA), the frontal students’ organization of the Yimchungrü tribe has resolved to show ‘zero tolerance’ towards proxy/substitute teachers and strictly enforce ‘No work, No pay’ policy on the absentee teachers.

In cases of study leave granted by the department, substitute teacher should be arranged as per the directive of the department. Such arrangement should be made in advance with an official communication to the SMC with a copy to the concerned students’ union, informed the YAA in a press release issued by its president S Yansomong and general secretary Achung Jangleh on Sunday.

The YAA also expressed serious concern over what it alleged as rampant transfer and posting of government employees thereby, causing undue hardships to both the employee and the public. There are instances wherein, government employees were transferred out without any reliever, it pointed out. Henceforth, the YAA cautioned that it shall strictly monitor and shall not hesitate to forward those erring employees to the concerned department for appropriate action.

Furthermore, the YAA has urged all the contractors/firms operating within the Yimchungrü’s territory to ensure ‘quality workmanship’ and to complete the works within the stipulated time. It also assured to extend all possible support and co-operation to the contractors/firms for work execution as per the specification/DPR.

Should any lapses detected on the part of the contractors/firms, the YAA worded caution that it shall not hesitate to ‘blacklist’ those erring contractors/firms.

On health sector, the YAA lamented on the poor infrastructure and inadequate staffs in various health units, which is depriving many poor patients from the rural areas access to even the basic health amenities. In this regard, the concerned department has been requested to up-grade the existing health units and to deploy adequate staffs.

Keeping all these issues in mind, the YAA informed that it would be conducting an extensive inspection tour under the theme “Reaching out to Revamp.” This has been necessitated to assess the overall developmental activities, lapses in various welfare funds by the state and central schemes and to check the regularities of teachers within its jurisdiction, it added.