Rymbui rules out talks with contractual LP teachers

SHILLONG, Sep 22: Education Minister Lahkmen Rymbui on Thursday made it clear that the government will not hold any discussion with the contractual teachers since “the process has been completed and there is no turning back”.
The Government Lower Primary School contractual teachers have been holding an indefinite sit-in near Shillong Civil Hospital demanding reinstatement of as many as 800 teachers whose services were terminated last year.
With regard to the protest by the police job aspirants, Rymbui, who also holds the Home portfolio, said that the Police headquarters (PHQ) is on the verge of finalising the roster system and once it is approved by the government, the results will be announced.
He recalled that in 2019 the government had issued advertisements for filling up the vacancies in the Police but because of the pandemic, the physical tests could not be conducted. Last year, the physical tests were completed and even the written test for some of the posts was conducted and the results are ready, he said. “However, the government was caught in a legal complication and the PHQ had to review the roster system. Since it was a massive exercise, it took time,” he pointed out.
It may be recalled that the police job aspirants had recently staged a sit-in against the non-declaration of results. The candidates said the physical efficiency test was conducted in November 2021 but the result for the written test conducted in February this year was yet to be declared.

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