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Block grant school teachers protests in front of State Assembly

Bhubaneswar,August19:Block grant school teachers association today protested in front of the State Assembly today, demanding the Grant-in-order 1994 in all eligible schools.

According to sources, four thousand school teachers across the state has been gheraoed the state assembly and continued protest against the demand.

The teachers and teachers' association of State staged a huge rally  demanding the government aid to the block grant schools and salary as per the government rule.

"The protest will continue till the government doesn't give in to our demands, after August 20, we will demonstrate in front of the quarters of the MLAs", said Prakash Chandra Mohanty, covener of Odisha Vidyalaya Sikshak Mahasangh.

School and Mass Education minister Debi Prasad Mishra said we are discussing the matter in a high level meeting, and then only a final decision would be taken under the finance minister chief minister's directive.

It may be noted here that the teachers have been staging protests since August 10 demanding fulfillment of their dues, which resulted in no-classes in more than 2,000 schools.

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