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Govt-COTA Standoff Calls For Special Committee

“The end of education is character.” These are the words of the Shri Satya Saibaba which is reduced to writing in a big banner at the “Keishampat” junction that greets me every morning whenever 1 go for my official works. These words have indeed rightly said which cannot be denied or questioned.... 

Govt-Teachers Ink Agreement, Stir Called Off

Teachers under the aegis of COTA while on their agitation (File Photo). Image Credit: Sangai Photo. IMPHAL, Mar 3: With the State Government and teachers agitating under the Council of Teachers’ Association (COTA) and the Federation of College Teachers’ Association Manipur finally striking an agreement... 

EDITORIAL: No Carrots, No Sticks

With the Council of Teachers’ Association sticking to its gun and refusing to budge an inch, the SPF Government has had to fall back on alternative means and rope in the services of part time lecturers, teachers from Government aided schools as well as teachers from private schools to double up... 

Govt To Scout Private Schools for Invigilators

IMPHAL, Feb 28: With the Council of Teachers’ Association (COTA) refusing to budge from their stand, the Government must scout the private schools for invigilators for the upcoming Class X and Class XII examinations. This was stated by SPF spokesperson N Biren at a function held at Heingang during... 

6th Pay Irrelevant To Plan Amount: COTA

IMPHAL, Feb 27: Accusing the State Government of trying to project teachers in the wrong light, the Council of Teachers’ Association (COTA) has stated that the demand for implementation of the 6th Central Revised Pay has nothing to do with welfare/development programs of the State or money meant for... 

Students Protest

IMPHAL, Feb 26: Under the aegis of All Manipur Government High and Higher Secondary School Students’ Union Coordination Committee, students of Government run educational institutions took out a rally intent on submitting a memorandum to the Chief Minister. Starting from Ramlal Paul Higher Secondary... 

CM Sticks To ‘No 6th Pay’ Stand

IMPHAL, Feb 25: As the State has no resource to meet the demand of COTA and FECTAM, which have been insisting on implementation of Central 6th Pay, now the only option left is to seek the opinion of the people on doubling the amount of taxes imposed by the Government to meet the demand, Chief Minister... 

BJP Endorses COTA’s Demand

IMPHAL, Feb 19: Endorsing the demands of the agitating teachers who are demanding implementation of Central 6th Pay in toto as well as that of the agitation being launched by the students for ensuring normal classes, BJP Manipur Pradesh has pressurized the State Government to bring about an amicable... 

COTA’s Stir Likely To Jeopardize Class X And Class XII Exams, Students’ Fate Uncertain, Stalemate Over 6th Pay Set To Take Its Pound Of Flesh

From (L) Students appearing for Board Exams, locking a classroom and COTA on strike. Image Credit: Sangai Photo. IMPHAL, Feb 18: With no sign of any solution in sight regarding the ongoing agitation of teachers who have been demanding implementation of the 6th Central Revised Pay in toto, the crucial... 

COTA Gives It Back To CM Word For Word

IMPHAL, Feb 18 : reacting to comments of Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh that he would prefer resignation rather than oblige demand for in toto implementation of the 6th Central Revised Pay recommendation, Council of Teachers’ Association (COTA) has stated that the CM’s stand demonstrates not only inefficiency... 

CM Ready To Trade Post Rather Than Capitulate To COTA’s Demand, Teachers’ Demand Will Affect Public Welfare: Ibobi

IMPHAL, Feb 17: It would be better to give up the post of Chief Minister if the demand for implementation of the 6th Pay Commission’s recommendations in toto persists, declared Chief Minister Okram Ibobi today. Speaking to some media persons today, Ibobi who is also in charge of Finance Department,... 

Mass Court Arrest On COTA’s Radar

Teachers under the aegis of COTA on their fast unto death stir. Image Credit: Sangai Photo. IMPHAL, Feb 16: With no sign of the Government budging from its stand  over the 6th pay recommendations, agitating teachers from primary to higher secondary level have decided to take recourse to mass court arrest... 

COTA Intensifies Stir, To Stay Away From Exam Duty

IMPHAL, Feb 11: Intensifying their ongoing agitation being launched under the banner of Council of Teachers’ Association (COTA) over the demand for implementation of 6th Central Pay in toto, teachers from primary to secondary level have decided to stay away from duty in the class X and class XII examination...