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Unholy nexus behind the Bishnupriya Manipuri teachers’ imbroglio

Today is Ninthoapa (Monday)

Dayamai Sinha, Patherkandi, Karimganj, Assam

The write-up appeared in the Dainik Jugasankha dated 23rd July 2009, as a Letter to the Editor

After four long decades of the democratic movement for the introduction of Bishnupriya Manipuri Language in Assam, the Government of Assam, officially introduced Bishnupriya Manipuri text book “Kanak Path” in the 52 primary schools of Barak Valley districts of Cachar, Karimganj and Hailakandi on 12th February 2001.

However the introduction of “Kanak Path” was not an end in itself. It soon started sailing into the choppy waters of vested interests ordained by allegedly few people of our community. It is to be mentioned that the than AGP Government of Assam directed to impart the Bishnupriya Manipuri language through rationalization of teachers i.e. through the existing Bishnupriya Manipuri teachers.

Things started going bad when some persons who raised the slogan “no appointment, no language” were able to persuade the Government to stop the circulation and teaching of Bishnupriya Manipuri text book “Kanak Path”.

However because of utmost effort and registered protest of Nikhil Bishnupriya Manipuri people of Barak Valley and with the assistance of the political parties the ban on “Kanak Path” was lifted.

In the meantime the unholy circle abruptly established a so-called “Bishnupriya Manipuri Language Training Centre” and started issuing Certificates to all sorts of unqualified applicants from whom they collected a good sum of unaccounted money.

To solidify their modus operandi they started pressurizing the Government to appoint the teachers on “honorary” basis. The Deputy Inspector (D.I) of schools, Cachar District, issued illegal appointment orders for which there was a great resentment of the people from the whole district.

As a result Bidyut Purkayastha, the then D.I of School of Cachar, cancelled these honorary appointments. The news of the cancellation appeared in the local newspapers. It was reported that a unholy circle, by forging the signature of the then Deputy Secretary, Education Department Government of Assam, Mrs Raina Saikia, has started that uncontrolled business of appointment of honorary language teachers. As a result 150 educated unemployed youth became the victims of cheating.

The writer himself is an applicant of Bishnupriya Manipuri Language teacher. I have applied as per the employment notice issued by the Government of Assam. Like wise many intelligent unemployed qualified youths applied and also faced the interview board.

As things are not coming to end, we want appointment as per the rules and regulations of the Government. We should not be subjected to deprivation. It is a matter of regret that Kartik Sena Sinha, M.L.A Patherkandi is allegedly making useless effort for regularization of those illegally appointed language teachers. Whereas we are qualified applicants but what he is doing for us, rather he is involved in a conspiracy against our appointment, through regular process.

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