Do you know how many schools in Chhattisgarh are closed today? Do you know Jantar Mantar, New Delhi has more than 1000 protestors?


Jan Ki Baat again digs out a hidden story that gets unnoticed due to lack of coverage. Jan Ki Baat again digs out a hidden story that gets unnoticed due to lack of coverage. When the nation was celebrating Teacher’s Day, Jantar Mantar witnessed a large crowd of teachers from Chhattisgarh schools gathered to protest.

1. Why most of the schools are closed in Chhattisgarh?

2. Why more than 1000 people have gathered at Jantar Mantar?

3. Why such a less %age of the total GDP is invested in the education system?

4. Why there is a concept of Guest Teacher?

On asking about what were their major demands were, Naveen Shiksha Karmi Sangh came out with these points-1. “Since 1998 we have been working in Chhattisgarh.  We are working in

1. “Since 1998 we have been working in Chhattisgarh.  We are working in academic field but we are considered Panchayat workers.”2. They have been appointed under Panchayat Department. But Education comes under Education ministry. 3. They are paid less than the actual teachers. 4. They have been struggling since about 17 years.5. 2008 manifesto clearly stated

2. They have been appointed under Panchayat Department. But Education comes under Education ministry. 3. They are paid less than the actual teachers. 4. They have been struggling since about 17 years.5. 2008 manifesto clearly stated

3. They are paid less than the actual teachers. 4. They have been struggling since about 17 years.5. 2008 manifesto clearly stated

4. They have been struggling since about 17 years.5. 2008 manifesto clearly stated

5. 2008 manifesto clearly stated that, ‘Shiksha Karmiyo ki mango ka tatkal nirakaran kia jaega’ i.e. ‘Their demands will be resolved soon’.6. “If we are doing our work honestly, why are we paid 1/3rd of the salary? It creates

6. “If we are doing our work honestly, why are we paid 1/3rd of the salary? It creates mental handicap.” 7. “Government promised

7. “Government promised on their manifesto that we will be made government employees, we are just asking them to adhere to their promises.”8. “Our CM Raman Singh has ditched us. He promised of giving us our rights but it never happened.”9.

8. “Our CM Raman Singh has ditched us. He promised of giving us our rights but it never happened.”9.

9. Government did not follow the manifesto they prepared.10.

10. Government has thought of a new concept of ‘Guest Teachers’ where they are paid only for the class they deliver to save budget.11. If we talk of Development, Education is the foremost thing to be considered.

11. If we talk of Development, Education is the foremost thing to be considered.

Asking the Female protesters on what they had to say on the Education system of India.1. “The Education system doesn’t need some changes. But it needs to be fully transformed. Education is being sold.”2. “Situation has become so that we won’t give you employment guarantee but you come and teach.”3. “How will you bring employment when you don’t educate?”4. “Private School Associations have become a kind of Mafia. There is a rise in

1. “The Education system doesn’t need some changes. But it needs to be fully transformed. Education is being sold.”2. “Situation has become so that we won’t give you employment guarantee but you come and teach.”3. “How will you bring employment when you don’t educate?”4. “Private School Associations have become a kind of Mafia. There is a rise in

2. “Situation has become so that we won’t give you employment guarantee but you come and teach.”3. “How will you bring employment when you don’t educate?”4. “Private School Associations have become a kind of Mafia. There is a rise in

3. “How will you bring employment when you don’t educate?”4. “Private School Associations have become a kind of Mafia. There is a rise in

4. “Private School Associations have become a kind of Mafia. There is a rise in number of students in Pvt schools.”5. “People play cards in government schools due to no checks.”

5. “People play cards in government schools due to no checks.”

What can be the possible solutions to this Education crisis in India?• “If

• “If government is getting taxes from the people, then it must provide free education.”• “Fee Structure must be equal whether Government or Private.”• “Remove Education system from

• “Fee Structure must be equal whether Government or Private.”• “Remove Education system from

• “Remove Education system from privatisation.”Be with Jan Ki Baat to get stories that create a change.

Pradip Bhandari

Pradip Bhandari is the recipient of young leader award 2014 in the largest Indian Model Youth Parliament. He is a public policy graduate who is a Daly College and MIT Manipal alumnus. A believer in “Be the change you want to see”, he wants to give voice to the citizens.

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