Shashkin was accused of lobbying the interests of monopolies
Georgian Minister of Education Dmitri Shashkin, as well as the his office, has were accused of violations of rights of teachers and lobbying the interests of the monopolies. As reported by "Georgia-News", representatives of the opposition Georgian Party put forward the allegations against the Minister.
According to information made public by the speaker of the party Irakli Kordzaya at the press-conference, according to unofficial directive of Ministry of Education, starting from the new academic year they will deduct 3 lari from the salary of about 70 thousand Georgian teachers. They will go to mobile operator Dzheosel.
"The Ministry of Education and its head are part of the state monopoly. Since the beginning of the school year the directors of public schools received a directive from the Ministry on compulsory registration of teachers as subscribers of the company Dzheosel - said Kordzaya. This directive is oral, he explained, and its validity is questionable. According to the opposition leader, other cellular operators are also working in Sakartvelo and it is not clear why educational Ministry chose Dzheosel without any competition.
"In the office they explained that they want to simplify the communication between teachers" - said Kordzaya. However, Georgian Party requires official explanation on this "discriminatory decision" from Minister of Education.
If this "monopolistic deal" will be detected and confirmed, the opposition is ready to consider this matter in the court, concluded Kordzaya.