A delegation of the Chhattisgarh Lecture Union met with Parliamentary Secretary Vikas Upadhyay, demanding promotion of the lecturers to the post of principals. The delegation also demanded protection of Hindi medium schools. The delegation apprehended that the Hindi medium schools might be affected by the impact of English medium schools coming up in each blocks of the state.
Union members led by state president Rakesh Sharma, general secretary Rajiv Verma, Govardhan Jha, state secretary Suresh Awasthi, K K Sharma, Ravi Shankar Soni, district president Arun Sahu district vice president P L Sen, informed Upadhyay that lecturers are not being promoted to principal due to red-tapism. They also urged the parliamentary secretary to not close Hindi medium schools when excellent English medium schools come up in the state.
Union spokesperson Jitendra Shukla said that the Union president Rakesh Sharma conveyed to the Parliamentary Secretary Upadhyay that on the basis of the interim order of the petition filed in the High Court Bilaspur, the opinion of the Advocate General and General Administration Department of Chhattisgarh Government thousands of promotions have been done in all departments. However, hundreds of lecturers have retired due to non-promotion in the Education Department for six years. All senior lecturers in the class will retire without promotion, they told to Upadhyay.
The Sangh also demanded from the Parliamentary Secretary that the Hindi medium schools cannot be made scapegoat for English medium schools. Upadhyay said that he would take up the matter with the Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel and assured of necessary measures.