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Bihar govt launches massive crackdown on teachers boycotting evaluation works

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PATNA: Police in Bihar have held up salary of thousands of teachers and also sought clarifications from them for causing disturbances in the evaluation of matriculation and intermediate answer sheets.

Authorities said they have held up salary of 7,625 teachers and served show-cause notices on another 8,950 teachers for boycotting the evaluation works and also not allowing others to join the evaluation works.

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Police have also registered cases against around a thousand protesting teachers and sent two of them to jail for their frequently causing disturbances in evaluation woks.

The teachers have been on strike for the past about a fortnight demanding equal pay for equal works. “While some teachers are being paid around Rs 40,000, we are being paid only around Rs 10,000 to Rs 15,000 for same works,” protesting teachers complain.

The crackdown on teachers was launched after the Bihar School Examination Board ordered for completing the evaluation works by April 30 at all costs and asked all district magistrates to provide security to the teachers willing to join evaluation works.

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