Patiala: On Monday, in a protest against the state government, as many as five members of the ETT-TET Pass Unemployed Teachers’ Union in Patiala climbed on the top of the water tank along with bottles filled with petrol.
The protesters are demanding jobs from the government who promised them of providing employment after they clear Teacher Eligibility Test (TET). The protesters alleged that it has been over several years that they had been demanding jobs and the government had told them to clear TET exam to become eligible for jobs.
Surinder Singh of Abohar, Karanveer of Barnala, Jatinder Singh of Jalalabad, Sandeep Singh and Jagsir Singh, both of Sangrur are among the unemployed teachers, who climbed atop the water tank and threatened to set themselves on fire.
“We have cleared TET exam and the government had assured us that we will get jobs after we qualify this test. However, it has failed to deliver on its promise,” said Deepak Kamboj, president of the ETT-TET Pass Unemployed Teachers’ Union as quoted by TOI.
He continued, “While on one hand, the government is claiming to give jobs by holding job fairs, on the other hand, it is not honouring its promises of providing employment. We are over 14,500 members, who have cleared the test in accordance with the rules, but the government has failed to give us jobs.”
Deepak Kamboj concluded by saying, “The administrative officials have assured us that they will talk to the higher authorities and get a meeting date with the CM for us.”
Members of the Adhyapak Sangharsh Committee extended their support to the protesting ETT-TET teachers. Adhyapak Sangharsh Committee is already protesting against the state government over their regularisation demand.