Computer teachers demand confirmation of services

PROTEST: Computer teachers went on an indefinite strike in Shimoga on Thursday seeking permanent jobs  

Special Correspondent

SHIMOGA: Members of the Shimoga District Mahiti Sindhu Computer Teachers' Association staged a dharna on the premises of the Deputy Commissioner's office here on Thursday seeking the confirmation of services of over 2,000 computer teachers who are working in rural areas under the Mahiti Sindhu Programme.

In a memorandum, they urged the Government to consider their demand sympathetically as most of them appointed under this scheme will have crossed the age bar by the time permanent appointment is given by December 31.

They said the failure to confirm their services is likely to affect the career of the four lakh students who are pursuing computer-related studies.