Education is the backbone of any country, and it is the responsibility of the government to provide quality education to its citizens. However, the recent debacle of 10323 teachers in Tripura has been a tragic example of how the government’s negligence can put the future of thousands of students at risk.
In 2014, the Tripura government recruited 10,323 teachers on an ad-hoc basis to fill up the vacant positions in the state’s schools. However, in 2017, the Supreme Court of India declared the appointments illegal and ordered the government to terminate their services. The court’s decision was based on the fact that the recruitment process did not follow the guidelines laid down by the National Council for Teacher Education.
The termination of these teachers has left thousands of students in the lurch, and the government’s failure to come up with a solution has added to their misery. Most of these teachers have been serving in the schools for years, and their sudden removal has created a vacuum that cannot be filled overnight. The students, who were used to their teaching style and methods, are now struggling to cope with the new teachers.
The government’s decision to terminate the services of these teachers without any alternative arrangement is not only cruel but also goes against the very idea of education. Education is not just about imparting knowledge; it’s about building relationships, trust, and a sense of community. The termination of these teachers has disrupted this delicate balance, and the students are the ones who are suffering the most.
The government’s lack of planning and foresight has not only affected the students but also the teachers who have lost their jobs. Most of these teachers are from economically weaker sections of society and were dependent on their jobs to make ends meet. The sudden termination of their services has left them in a state of despair, with no source of income.
10323 teachers’ termination in Tripura is a tragedy that could have been avoided. The government’s negligence has put the future of thousands of students at risk and has left the teachers in a state of despair. It’s time for the government to take responsibility and come up with a solution that will not only benefit the students but also the teachers. Education is the foundation of any nation, and it’s time for the government to realize its importance and act accordingly.