CM to discuss with Block grant teachers to resolve issue


Bhubaneswar: Even as the Block  Grant (BG) school and college teachers and staffs’ demonstration at Gandhi Marg here reached the seventh day on Tuesday, the agitators were hopeful that the Chief Minister would fulfill their demands.

School  and Mass Education Minister Badri  Narayan Patra and  Higher Education Minister Ananta Das on Tuesday  said they  have  discussed the teachers’  problems  with  the Chief Minister, who has assured them that  he would call  a teachers’ delegations for  discussions within two to  three days to  sort out their  grievances.

The teachers said they are hopeful that Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, who has won the best administrator award, would do justice to their legitimate demands. But till then, they would continue their strike. They are not only fighting for their livelihood but for their dignity.


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