Teachers working on private source in various community schools have been agitating in Sigash Rural Municipality, Baitadi.

Volunteer Teachers' Struggle Committee chair Laxmi Shah Chand said they were forced to start agitation as teachers were deprived of their salary for the past nine months. The committee said teachers' repeated pleas to the rural municipality had fallen on deaf ears. "We shall halt the final examination and stop attending duties if salary is not provided within two days," Chand warned.

Agitating teachers have urged the local level to provide them the role of volunteer teachers as per the old provision.

A version of this article appears in the print on April 10, 2021, of The Himalayan Times.