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State didn’t meet Sanskrit teacher recruitment norms: Passang Sherpa

Tuesday, Jun 30, 2020 12:45 [IST]

Last Update: Tuesday, Jun 30, 2020 07:12 [IST]

State didn’t meet Sanskrit teacher recruitment norms: Passang Sherpa

KUNAL RAI
GANGTOK: Socio-political activist and ‘I Am 371F’ coordinator Passang Sherpa has criticised the State government for discharging the 124 ad-hoc Sanskrit teachers from their service under the State Education department citing non-release of the required funds from Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan, a deemed university.
Terming the decision as unwarranted and unfortunate, Passang today claimed that the Education department did not get the required fund for salaries from the Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan as the recruitment criteria was not followed while recruiting the 124 Sanskrit teachers.
“The non-compliance to the guidelines of appointment by the State has led to non-release of funding to Sikkim,” said Passang adding that the appointments were made merely to gain political mileage by showing that the pre-poll promises were being met.
“The wrong decision of the State government has led to unemployment of 124 educated Sanskrit teachers of the State along with loss to the Stateexchequer as their salaries are paid from the State treasury because no funds have been availed by the government from the Sansthan or HRD ministry,” he said.
Passang further demanded the MP of Sikkim and State officials to initiate talks with the Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan and HRD ministry so that the problem can be resolved and also that the order be cancelled immediately.

Sikkim at a Glance

  • Area: 7096 Sq Kms
  • Capital: Gangtok
  • Altitude: 5,840 ft
  • Population: 6.10 Lakhs
  • Topography: Hilly terrain elevation from 600 to over 28,509 ft above sea level
  • Climate:
  • Summer: Min- 13°C - Max 21°C
  • Winter: Min- 0.48°C - Max 13°C
  • Rainfall: 325 cms per annum
  • Language Spoken: Nepali, Bhutia, Lepcha, Tibetan, English, Hindi