Computer Teachers’ Union today blocked the traffic at the Samrala Chowk for over two hours. More than 500 protesting teachers from all across the state were demanding regularization of their jobs as promised in the SAD manifesto. Harjinder Singh, one of the teachers, said, “Cabinet Minister Hira Singh Gabria has now promised to hold a meeting with us on Monday and later within a week he will make our delegation meet with the Deputy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal. It needs to be mentioned that over 6,000 computer teachers are working on contract basis in various government schools of Punjab and they are getting pay scales in the range of Rs 7,000 and Rs 10,000 per month.”
The SAD-BJP government had promised to give them regular jobs like other government teachers, however, they have failed to do so.
The dharna was lifted after Gabria assured to take the delegation to Chandigarh within a week.