Picture shows Kasturba Gandhi Girls (Residential) School teachers up in arms against the state government led by Chief Minister Raghubar Das in Ranchi,Jharkhand on October 13,2016.

All the state government run Kasturba Gandhi Girls(Residential) Schools remained closed with its teachers proceeding on strike on Thursday

The classes were not held as all class rooms remained under lock and keys across the state on Thursday.

Billed as ‘Talabandi'(Locked the school) agitation,the agitating teachers have raised a set of demands including implementation of the VIth pay commission recommendation and regularisation of their services in the sanctioned posts.

In Jharkhand,there were 260 Kasturba Gandhi Girls (Residential) schools.The Talabandi agitation will continue till their demand was met by the state government,said Magu Oraon of the Kasturba Gandhi Girls Schools Employees’ Sangh.

Asked why have they locked up class rooms of these schools,the Sangh leader said that the state government does not respond to their repeated appeals.”We have raised our demand many a time.But no officer or minister bothers to accept it eventhough our demands were genuine”,she said.


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