Monday, 02 July 2018 | PNS | Dehradun–
The State Education Minister Arvind Pande has said that justice will be done with teacher Uttara Bahuguna. On returning to the State, he would meet the teacher and talk with her to resolve the issue, said the minister. In a statement issued on Sunday he said, “I would like to ask the general public and those opposing the Chief Minister, whether the children in remote mountainous areas should not get teachers. Today, 18 years after creation of Uttarakhand state, the Education department has become mainly about transfer, posting, attachment, remote and accessible areas.
The Congress never bothered about timely provision of good teachers and nutritious food for the poor children in remote mountainous areas of the state. There must one thousand like Uttara who could not get justice.
The work being done by the government presently under the child minister is aimed at providing timely justice to such people. The previous government of Congress never thought of providing quality education to children in remote mountainous areas and neither did it consider the posting of good teachers in such areas.
Their tendency has been to abet corruption which has been detrimental to the mountainous regions due to which ineligible were protected and students in remote areas were left without teachers. I would like to ask the Congress members protesting on the issue now about the termination notice served to Uttara Bahuguna in 2016 under the Congress government and why was her issue not resolved at that time.”
The Minister further stated that on the day of the incident, the Chief Minister had called him on the telephone and authorised him to resolve the case. “I was out of the state at the time and could not resolve the issue at that time. I assure that returning to the state, I would meet the teacher and work towards resolving her issue. I would also appeal the public to not believe in the misinformation being spread by the Congress and others,” he added.