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Satish Chandra Dwivedi Permits Teachers Of Basic Shiksha Parishad To Work From Home

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Uttar Pradesh’s Primary Education Minister Dr Satish Chandra Dwivedi has now permitted all teachers, instructors, and shikshamitra of Basic Shiksha Parishad to work from home till May 20.

The same also applies to teachers of Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya. This announcement was made on the basis of the current COVID-19 situation in the country. He made this announcement on his official Twitter handle.

Earlier, Dr Satish Chandra Dwivedi opened up on the reported death of 135 teachers who were on poll duty in Uttar Pradesh. On Tuesday, the Allahabad High Court issued notices to the Uttar Pradesh State Election Commission (UPSEC) and asked them why they failed to adhere to COVID-19 guidelines during multiple phases of panchayat elections.

Justices Siddhartha Varma and Ajit Kumar further ordered the UPSEC to adhere to the COVID-19 measures for the remaining phases of the Panchayat elections. Separate letters were also written to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, by the unions representing teachers in UP. They appealed that the vote-counting scheduled for May 2 be shelved. Some of them even demanded the cancellation of voting for the last phase of rural polls.

Besides this, these unions have also demanded a compensation of Rs 50 lakh for the victims’ families. They also added that over 400 family members of the teachers who came in contact also died.

“Election is not conducted by the basic education department. The Election Commission holds it. I cannot comment on the unions’ announcement of a boycott. Their memorandum of demands has been given to the chief minister and a decision will be taken by him,” said Dr Satish Chandra Dwivedi.

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