Kathmandu, November 24
With the aim of addressing the demands of agitating part-time teachers of Tribhuvan University, the Cabinet today decided to create 1,420 posts of contractual teachers.
According to Minister for Commerce Min Bishwakarma, the teachers will be allowed to participate in the exam to be conducted by Tribhuvan University Service Commission for permanent appointment.
Agitating teachers affiliated to Nepal Part-Time Teachers’ Association had been staging a strike for a month demanding contractual appointment. They accused the government of discriminating against them, despite their equal contribution to the university.
The university pays its part-time teachers Rs 220 per period. There are around 1,420 part-time teachers across the country.
Election Commissioner Sudhir Shah told The Himalayan Times that the government had not taken the Election Commission’s consent for the decision. “We have not received any
formal information about the decision. We will take action after we get the information formally,” he said.
A version of this article appears in print on November 25, 2017 of The Himalayan Times.