Ranchi (By our correspondent): The ruling BJP has urged the striking para teachers to return back to work and pave away to create
a favourable environment for talks between them and the state government for addressing their demands. Addressing a press conference at the BJP headquarters here State unit chief and Chaibasa MP Laxman Giluwa said that party was also in favour of
having talks with them but in a good environment. He said that the state government has taken many steps to addresses
the correct demands of the para teachers.
Mr. Giluwa said the government has already decided to increase their honorarium by 20 percent, while welfare fund was also hiked to Rs 10 crore. On the other hand, the para teachers were also provided the benefits of maternity leave and casual leave while 50 percent seats in government teachers job have been reserved for TET qualified para teachers through which 10,000 para teachers have benefitted. He said that in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh para teachers are hired through advertisements while in Jharkhand they are hired on the basis of the recommendation of gram sabha. He also pointed that it is very difficult to make the para teachers as permanent government employees and said that Jharkhand is the only state which gives most benefits to the para teachers in the country.