Jyotiraditya Scindia's Press Conference

Bhopal: Member of Parliament Jyotiraditya Scindia has asked the government to issue appointment orders of the ‘Adhyapak’ in a week’s time saying that the chief minister has not fixed the date of the merging of the services of these teachers with the school education department.

The Congress MP was speaking on the sidelines of a religious function here on Monday. Earlier the CM had announced that the Adhyapaks will get the benefits of the 6th pay commission, but they are still to get all the benefits, Scindia said.

“Still the CM has not announced the 7th pay commission benefits for the Adhyapak”, Congress leader added. “In the year 2003 the former chief minister Uma Bharati had announced that the Adhyapak will be merged in the school education department, but after the 14 years the decision regarding this was taken and that too at the time when model election code of conduct has been enforced in the two constituencies,” said Scindia.

He claimed that the Shivraj Singh Chouhan took the decision in view of the debacle it faced in the local body polls and the ensuing by-polls. “BJP faced defeat in the local elections and since by-polls are scheduled in Kolaras and Mungaoli, the government wants to take the mileage from the declarations”. He also claimed that the MP Kamal Nath and he himself in a meeting had declared that if Congress forms the government in the state it will take decision to merge the services of Adhyapaks with the school education department.

Speaking about the jolt to BJP in local body elections, Scindia said that people are now fed up with the mismanagement and policies of the government. “The defeat in Ater and Chitrakoot by-elections has given a clear message to the BJP that is going to lose assembly elections to be held later this year. The effect of local bodies elections will also going to be reflected in the ensuing by-polls in Kolaras and Mungaoli,” said the Guna MP.