Community schools employees stage hunger strike demanding implementation of SC's verdict

Kathmandu, July 2: Non-teaching staff of the Community schools have begun a relay hunger strike from today demanding implementation of the Supreme Court's verdict.

The Nepal School Employees' Union started the hunger strike at Shantibatika, Ratna Park, today to pile pressure on the government to fulfill their demands.
The employees of the community schools had lodged 19 writs in 2006 at the SC demanding facilities in par with the schoolteachers saying that the Education Act and Regulations of 2036 B.S curtailed the equal services given by the Education Act and Regulations 2028 B.S.

General Secretary of the Union, Kamal Prasad Khatiwada, said that they have been compelled to launch agitation as out of the total writs logged at SC, 12 writs on which SC had given verdict were not implemented.

He said Baburam Bhattarai led government had formed a five-member taskforce under the coordination of the present Director General of the Department of the Education of Dr Labadev Awasthi to draft the 'Service Law' but the incumbent government has not paid interest on the issue.

The Union demanded to certify the Education ordinance which was returned without certifying it. Baburam Bhattarai led government had sent the ordinance to the President to certify.

The employees submitted a memorandum today to President Dr. Ram Baran Yadav through President's personal aide Rakesh Gurung.

The employees had staged a sit-in at Hanumanthan at Singha Darbar for two hours on Monday on the issue.There are 16,646 employees working for community schools across the country, according to statistics of the Union. RSS

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