Tribune news service
Jalandhar, October 23
TET-Pass today unemployed BEd teachers protested for jobs. Teachers warned that they would step up their protest and hold a permanent sit-in in front of Education Minister Pargat Singh’s residence if their demands were not met by the existing exemption.
Union members, who have been protesting for jobs for four years, protested today at Desh Bhagat Yadgaar Hall in town Secretary Sukhi Waraich.
Teachers took out their anger on former Punjab Prime Minister Capt Amarinder Singh and former Education Minister Vijay Inder Singla, saying that employment in each home was a pledge by the Congress government. They would not allow the current education minister and prime minister to escape their responsibilities, the teachers added.
They also accused current Prime Minister Charanjit Singh Channi and congressional officials of maintaining a callous stance towards unemployed teachers who are protesting outside the residence of the former in Morinda on October 5th.
Union members under President Sukhwinder Singh Dhilwan said that Pargat Singh was killed on Jan.
Unemployed teachers demanded the immediate release of tenders for 9,000 social studies, Hindi and Punjabi teaching positions and at least 18,000 master craftsman positions. Notably, unemployed teachers had gheraoed the home of former Education Minister Vijay Inder Singla for at least nine months. They said a permanent morcha would begin outside of Pargat Singh’s residence on October 28th.
Gurpreet Singh Pakka, Balraj Singh Faridkot, Sandeep Singh Gill, Aman Sekha, Rashpal Singh Jalalabad, Hajinder Kaur Goli, Alka, Ruby, Rajwant Kaur, Daljinder Singh, Pawan Kumar, Balvir Chand, Sukhjit Singh Harike, Mandeep S were among others.