JNV likely to call off strike


Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya (JNV) is likely to call off its three days old indefinite strike anytime after Wednesday following HRD Ministry’s assurance to settle all the demands in a timely manner.
In a press note, Joint Action Committee (JAC) JNV Canacona unit stated that they have decided to call off the strike following assurance by Additional Secretary (SE), New Delhi.
“During the meeting with JAC leaders, Additional Secretary (School Education) Ministry of HRD (MHRD) informed that Navodaya Vidyalaya Samitee (NVS) will re-submit a proposal with full justification and various options available to provide pension to NVS employees who joined prior to January 1, 2004, along with Draft Cabinet note within 15 days of the issue of the minutes (minutes issued on February 12, 2013),” states the press note.
“The employees of the JNV’s have always helped the MHRD and NVS officials to hold their heads high in the Parliament and in the country by producing exemplary results in CBSE examinations, comparing to the performance of other similar institutes.”
When contacted, JNV Canacona Principal S Kannan said they are still on strike and negotiations are still going on at New Delhi till late Wednesday evening. “If any further developments take place, it will be informed to the press,” he said.
“We are still on strike and we are seized of a major problem as entire batch of students (379) are still housed in the JNV campus after South Collector denied permission to send all the students to their respective homes,” said Kannan.
“We are concerned of the situation, as we have permission to send students to their homes only on Friday if no solution is forthcoming about staff demands settlement till than,” he said. [H]