.........KORAPUT: Koraput Congress MLA Krushna Chandra Sagaria, along with his supporters, on Thursday gheraoed the District Education Office (DEO) protesting transfer of a primary teacher of Lamtaput block.
Sources said a teacher of Hamumal Project Primary School, Prahallad Muduli, was transferred to Ekamba Primary School in Jeypore block. Protesting the teacher’s transfer, parents and villagers had staged a dharna in front of Block Education Office (BEO) at Lamtaput for three days recently. As no action was taken in this regard, the villagers apprised the MLA of the matter.
On Thursday, Sagaria, along with his supporters, reached the education office to meet DEO Markat Keshari Ray to discuss the matter. But Ray was absent. Though the MLA waited for the DEO, the latter did not turn up. Following this, the MLA’s supporters vacated the staff from the office, locked the main gate and sat outside the office to register their protest.
On being informed, Ray rushed to the spot and held discussion with Sagaria, who demanded revocation of the transfer order.Later, the DEO informed that he will take up the issue with district Collector Anupam Saha. The MLA should also show equal concern for other schools where there is shortage of teacher, the DEO added.