Panel calls for rectifying anomalies in teacher pay scales
The Joint Action Committee (JAC) of the Tamil Nadu Higher Secondary School Headmasters and Postgraduate (PG) Teachers Associations has urged the Tamil Nadu government to rectify the anomalies in the revised pay scales for school teachers notified by the State government on the basis of the report of the one-man commission set up to fix the pay scales based on the Sixth Pay Commission recommendations.
A resolution to this effect was passed at the relay agitation preparatory conference conducted by the JAC here on Saturday under the presidentship of S. Ponnurangam, headmaster, Government Boys Higher Secondary School (GBHSS), Sholinghur and district organiser of the JAC. The conference felt that the one-man commission’s report totally ignored the category of headmasters and PG teachers of higher secondary schools.
Among others, the conference demanded the creation of a separate Directorate of Higher Secondary Education, facilitating the upgradation of the higher secondary sections in higher secondary schools into Junior Colleges.
The JAC, which was formed at the State level on October 6, has decided that the headmasters and PG teachers of government and aided higher secondary schools in the State would go on a mass casual leave and conduct a one-day protest agitation on November 10 in support of their demands. If their demands were not met even after that agitation, the headmasters and PG teachers would picket the Directorate of School Education in Chennai for five days from November 22 to 26, pressing for their demands.
A.Vasantha, State Women’s Wing Secretary, Tamil Nadu Higher Secondary School Postgraduate Teachers Association (TNHSPGTA) explained the demands. J. Vijayan, PG teacher, GBHSS, Odugathur, T.V. Ethiraj, PG teacher, GBHSS, Walajapet, A.S.Govindan, district secretary of the TNHSPGTA and A. Kesavan, district secretary, TNPGTA spoke.
Source: The Hindu