Token strike by JNV employees of India
The regular employees of JNV Darrang, Kalaigaon observed a token strike on November 16 under the banner of joint action committee of ‘Employees Forum of Novodaya Vidyalaya Samiti’ demanding GPF and pension facilities like other central government employees of India.They also demand introduction of CCS pension rules 1972 for the employees of JNV who had joined prior to 01.o1.o4.According to Paul Soren,Vice Principal of JNV Darrang and `president of Assam unit of AINVSA ( All India Vidyalaya Staff Association JNV employees had staged s’ Hunger Work Day’ on September 5 /09 demanding implementation of their demands. He said they also organized a mass rally at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi on November 9 /09 on the occasion where more than 6000 employees of JNV India participated demanding to implement their long standing demands. He said that they also demand granting of 10% of special residential allowance to the non teaching staff of JNV India. According to R.K.Pandey, president of Darrang district unit of AINVSA all the employees of the JNV Darrang have sent post cards individually to Kapil Sibal,Minister Human Resource Development,India; Pranab Mukherjee, Minister, union Minister Home Affairs; sSonia Gandhi,UPA, chair person and Rahul Gandhi, General Secretary of INC.
However the normal functioning of the school was not interrupted as the contractual staff looked after the smooth running of the school. The employees of the JNV hopped that the government of India would listen to their grievances and some solutions would come out very soon.The employees observed the strike with slogans and play cards such as “Pension is our professional rights”;”Pension and special allowances need of the hour- in residential schools”;” 24 hour duty hence pension and special allowances”;”We want pension, implement GPF cum pension and 10% RA for non-teaching” etc.
R.K.Sinha,Media Secretary of AINVSA Assam unit told this correspondent that they would resort to indefinite strike from December /09 if their demands were not implemented.
21 Dec 2007 - 8:19am | editor
Muslim people celebrated Eid-ul-zuha across the north eastern region on Friday with much religious favour and solemnity. Reports of huge congregations for community namaj are pouring in from different parts of the region. This follows the officering of sacrifice of animals. Known as the feast of the sacrifice in Islam, Eid Ul Zuha is celebrated on the tenth day of Zul-Hijja, which is the last month of the lunar Islamic calendar, and also marks the end of the annual Haj pilgrimage. The festival of sacrifice, also known as the Greater Eid, is the second most important festival in the Muslim calendar after Eid-ul-Fitr, which marks the end of the fasting month of Ramzan. Muslims in large numbers offered special Eid prayers in various mosques in the city along with other parts of the region.
24 Dec 2007 - 10:13am | Dibya J Borthakur
Not less than 176 voters under Baghara Gaon Panchayat will be deprived from casting vote in the ensuing Panchayat polls in Morigaon district.
According to sources, the names of the villagers of Middhralipather whose names omitted from the voters' list, were all Assamese people. The former MLA of Morigaon, Munin Mahanta expressed concern over these anomalies in voters list and demands the concerning authority to give the villagers their right back.
10 Aug 2019 - 11:29pm | AT Kokrajhar Bureau
KOKRAJHAR: Police arrested six persons for involved in a witchcraft case at Jhornagra village, Kokrajhar.
Police registered a case in this regard themselves.
Last Thursday, the village committee of Jhornagra village ordered Badreswar Rabha and his family members to leave the village within a week on suspicion of practicing witchcraft.
As soon as Kokrajhar police came to know about the incident, they rescued the family and apprehended six persons including a VDP secretary on Friday evening.
They are identified as Karam Rabha, Longar Rabha, Jereng Rabha, Nitai Rabha, Sameswar Rabha and Pendor Rabha.
A case was registered in Kokrajhar police station 382/2019, u/s 4(I) (ii)/7/9(ii)/10/11 under the Assam Witch Hunting (prohibition,prevention and protection Act), 2015.