Relief quota teachers continue Kathmandu-centric protestMarch from Maitighar Mandala to New Baneshwar demanding the government address their demands.
Dissatisfied with the six-point agreement between the government and the Nepal Teachers’ Federation, relief quota teachers continued the Kathmandu-centric protest on Sunday.
They marched from Maitighar Mandala to New Baneshwar demanding the government address their demands.
Although the federation signed the agreement on Friday, the Relief Quota Teachers’ Association, however, refused to abide by the deal and continued the agitation.
Relief quota teachers are individuals employed on a contractual basis by local units to fulfil the shortage of teachers at community schools. There are around 40,000 such teachers across the country.
As per the agreement, 75 percent of seats of the temporary and relief quota will be fulfilled through internal competitions for permanent posting. The relief quota teachers, however, demand that all the seats be fulfilled only through internal competitions or they should be allowed to continue teaching until their retirement age of 60.
Here are some photos of the protest the Post’s photojournalist Angad Dhakal captured.