Jamshedpur : Traffic went haywire on the road which passes through the East Singhbhum deputy commissioner’s office in Sakchi as a tribal outfit staged a massive dharna.
Over 1,000 students under the banner of All India Democratic Students’ Organisation (AIDSO) in front of the deputy commissioner’s office and started shouting anti slogans against the district administration and state government .
The All India Democratic Students’ Organisation (AIDSO) organised a demonstration here demanding immediate reproduction of the pass-fail system in schools up to Class VIII. Hundreds of students marched through the streets. After demonstration and a protest meeting, a delegation submitted a memorandum, addressed to the Prime Minister, to the DC.
The activists said implementation of no-detention policy for students up to Class VIII by under the Right to Education Act, 2009 (RTE) led to growing negligence among the students towards study at the stage of basic education on the one hand and all-out privatisation and commercialisation of education on the other.
He said the government had enhanced the scholarship amount from Rs 350 to Rs 550 per month last year but it was insufficient for a student to manage compared to the increasing inflation and price rise of essential commodities.
He strongly advocated that the hike in the scholarship amount should be proportionate to prevailing inflation.
Currently, we have over 4500 ST/SC students hostel in the country but unfortunately majority of them were in very bad shape with inadequate toilets and bathrooms.