More than 700 teachers of 49 government polytechnic institutes are holding rallies and human chain to demand 19 months arrears of salary. Teachers have been holding this program in front of the central Shaheed Minar since February 1. If the demand is not implemented by February 8, the teachers have announced to go on a hunger strike.
The teachers who took part in the rally said that although the government was supposed to transfer the jobs of teachers employed in government polytechnic institutes from 2012 to 2019 to the revenue sector, it was not implemented. Besides, the teachers have been living a dehumanized life for the last 19 months without getting any salary or allowance. If the demand is not implemented by February 8, the teachers have announced to go on a hunger strike.
Note that this project started in 2010. Later in 2012 and 2014 1015 teachers were recruited in two phases. Of which 6 are currently working. There are 11 students in Patuakhali Polytechnic Institute.
The project ended on 30 June 2019. Then in 2019-2020 they were paid one year salary from the revenue sector. Besides, on 22 May 2019, the Hon’ble Prime Minister approved a summary of the transfer of teachers to the revenue sector.