Bhubaneswar: Jan 19; In a major relief for the striking Gana Shikshaks, the State Government on Monday announced that they would be regularised on merit basis from the next financial year. Speaking to mediapersons at the Secretariat School and Mass Education Minister Debi Prasad Mishra said, "The Gana Shikshaks will be regularised on merit basis from next financial year on the basis of the recommendation of the Inter-Ministerial Committee's report and steps will be taken to fill the vacant posts." On Monday, demanding regularisation of their jobs, thousands of agitating teachers held a Mahasamavesh along the MG Marg. The teachers have been staging demonstration in front of the Assembly for last one month.They have been demanding that jobs of those who have completed six years in service should be regularised. As per the Right to Education Act, teachers should be trained to become eligible for regularisation. The Government had passed a resolution in 2013 to regularise services of eligible teachers. The Inter-Ministerial Committee, constituted by the CM has suggested relaxation of norms for regularising their jobs.