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SMC falls into liabilities as edu dept releases ‘meager’ funds

SMC falls into liabilities as edu dept releases ‘meager’ funds



Dimapur, September 22 (MExN): Representatives of the School Management Committee (SMC) of Dimapur are dismayed over “the system of fund sanction for construction of GPS/GMS under SSA.”

Referring to Government Primary School and Government Middle School under the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan Scheme, chairmen from various colonies (Y. Zhimo Colony, Chakhesang Colony, Kacharigaon, K. Sachu Colony and Zeliangrong Ward-18) of SMC Dimapur have said that as per guidelines from the Nagaland Education Department, “the construction was supposed to be completed by March 2013. In this respect, the SMC keeping in view the importance and welfare of the students’ community had taken up the construction work with every possible source from our end along with the first installment sanctioned last year (November 2012).”

According to the SMC team, “the sincere effort of the SMC has enabled the 2013 academic classes inspite of some inconvenience faced by the students and teaching faculty staff due to construction activities.” However, after a gap of ten (10) months, a “meager amount of about 10%” was allegedly sanctioned as second installment. “Owing to the delay and inadequate allocation process, the SMC has been put into liabilities. Practically, this is the most disappointment moment for those SMC who are truly under taking construction work in terms of quality and sincerity.”

In this regard, the SMC representatives have made an appeal to the authority concerned to “provide adequate allocation of fund for time bound completion” so that the education of students may remain safe and secure.
Contractual teacher's entitled to same benefits as regular teachers: Centre
Prateek Walia
Chandigarh, September 23, 2013
- See more at: http://www.hindustantimes.com/News-Feed/Chunk-HT-UI-PunjabSectionPage-Chandigarh/Contractual-teacher-s-entitled-to-same-benefits-as-regular-teachers-Centre/Article1-1125874.aspx#sthash.HlUfzTRK.dpuf
Contractual teacher's entitled to same benefits as regular teachers: Centre
Prateek Walia
Chandigarh, September 23, 2013
First Published: 10:11 IST(23/9/2013)
Last Updated: 10:14 IST(23/9/2013)
In reply to an Right to Information (RTI ) application filed by city-based teacher Arvind Rana, who is also the president of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan Teachers Welfare Association (SSATWA), UT, it has come to notice that the teachers working under the SSA scheme are entitled to the same benefits as regular teachers. However, they have been deprived of these benefits, for around two years, because of education department's ignorance.

Rana had filed the application to the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) relating to sanction junior basic teachers (JBT primary), trained graduate teachers (TGT, upper primary), and their appointment procedures and duties.
The application was filed three months ago. In its reply to Rana, the ministry stated that Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) is only a programme providing additional funding to the state/UT for elementary education development and reform and there are no separate SSA scales or norms for teacher recruitment.
All appointment procedures and duties are governed by the state government/Union Territories. Furthermore, all teachers are appointed under their respective education departments, said the reply.
However, in Chandigarh, separate teachers have been appointed in the SSA society.
The reply further stated that all posts sanctioned by the MHRD in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010 and 2012-13 were sanctioned to the UT education department. Hence all contractual teachers are entitled to the same benefits as the regular teachers.
Flouting norms, the UT education department recruited all teachers under SSA, which is authorised to hire employees under only 6% management cost of the total cost assigned to it.  In Chandigarh, that 6 % already goes to the salary paid to clerks.
Till date, as many as 1,390 JBT and TGT posts have been sanctioned by MHRD for UT, out of which 1,228 are presently filled and the rest are lying vacant.
Talking to HT, Arvind Rana said, "It seems the UT education department had come to know about this fact in March, 2011, as they started the process of regularisation of all 1,228 teachers, back then. It's been two years now, and the matter is still pending."
The director, public instructions (schools), Kamlesh Kumar, who joined office recently, said, "I am not exactly aware of the MHRD guidelines. However, I am sure the education department must have complied them all. If need be, we will revise them."
What they actually get
1) Lesser salary
2) Only 10 casual leaves in a year
3) No medical leaves
4) No earned leaves
5) No increment
6) No transfer policy and erratic transfers
7) Only 84 days paid maternity leaves, while others get 180
8) No provision for contributory provident fund
- See more at: http://www.hindustantimes.com/News-Feed/Chunk-HT-UI-PunjabSectionPage-Chandigarh/Contractual-teacher-s-entitled-to-same-benefits-as-regular-teachers-Centre/Article1-1125874.aspx#sthash.HlUfzTRK.dpuf
Contractual teacher's entitled to same benefits as regular teachers: Centre
Prateek Walia
Chandigarh, September 23, 2013
First Published: 10:11 IST(23/9/2013)
Last Updated: 10:14 IST(23/9/2013)
In reply to an Right to Information (RTI ) application filed by city-based teacher Arvind Rana, who is also the president of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan Teachers Welfare Association (SSATWA), UT, it has come to notice that the teachers working under the SSA scheme are entitled to the same benefits as regular teachers. However, they have been deprived of these benefits, for around two years, because of education department's ignorance.

Rana had filed the application to the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) relating to sanction junior basic teachers (JBT primary), trained graduate teachers (TGT, upper primary), and their appointment procedures and duties.
The application was filed three months ago. In its reply to Rana, the ministry stated that Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) is only a programme providing additional funding to the state/UT for elementary education development and reform and there are no separate SSA scales or norms for teacher recruitment.
All appointment procedures and duties are governed by the state government/Union Territories. Furthermore, all teachers are appointed under their respective education departments, said the reply.
However, in Chandigarh, separate teachers have been appointed in the SSA society.
The reply further stated that all posts sanctioned by the MHRD in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010 and 2012-13 were sanctioned to the UT education department. Hence all contractual teachers are entitled to the same benefits as the regular teachers.
Flouting norms, the UT education department recruited all teachers under SSA, which is authorised to hire employees under only 6% management cost of the total cost assigned to it.  In Chandigarh, that 6 % already goes to the salary paid to clerks.
Till date, as many as 1,390 JBT and TGT posts have been sanctioned by MHRD for UT, out of which 1,228 are presently filled and the rest are lying vacant.
Talking to HT, Arvind Rana said, "It seems the UT education department had come to know about this fact in March, 2011, as they started the process of regularisation of all 1,228 teachers, back then. It's been two years now, and the matter is still pending."
The director, public instructions (schools), Kamlesh Kumar, who joined office recently, said, "I am not exactly aware of the MHRD guidelines. However, I am sure the education department must have complied them all. If need be, we will revise them."
What they actually get
1) Lesser salary
2) Only 10 casual leaves in a year
3) No medical leaves
4) No earned leaves
5) No increment
6) No transfer policy and erratic transfers
7) Only 84 days paid maternity leaves, while others get 180
8) No provision for contributory provident fund
- See more at: http://www.hindustantimes.com/News-Feed/Chunk-HT-UI-PunjabSectionPage-Chandigarh/Contractual-teacher-s-entitled-to-same-benefits-as-regular-teachers-Centre/Article1-1125874.aspx#sthash.HlUfzTRK.dpuf
Contractual teacher's entitled to same benefits as regular teachers: Centre
Prateek Walia
Chandigarh, September 23, 2013
First Published: 10:11 IST(23/9/2013)
Last Updated: 10:14 IST(23/9/2013)
In reply to an Right to Information (RTI ) application filed by city-based teacher Arvind Rana, who is also the president of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan Teachers Welfare Association (SSATWA), UT, it has come to notice that the teachers working under the SSA scheme are entitled to the same benefits as regular teachers. However, they have been deprived of these benefits, for around two years, because of education department's ignorance.

Rana had filed the application to the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) relating to sanction junior basic teachers (JBT primary), trained graduate teachers (TGT, upper primary), and their appointment procedures and duties.
The application was filed three months ago. In its reply to Rana, the ministry stated that Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) is only a programme providing additional funding to the state/UT for elementary education development and reform and there are no separate SSA scales or norms for teacher recruitment.
All appointment procedures and duties are governed by the state government/Union Territories. Furthermore, all teachers are appointed under their respective education departments, said the reply.
However, in Chandigarh, separate teachers have been appointed in the SSA society.
The reply further stated that all posts sanctioned by the MHRD in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010 and 2012-13 were sanctioned to the UT education department. Hence all contractual teachers are entitled to the same benefits as the regular teachers.
Flouting norms, the UT education department recruited all teachers under SSA, which is authorised to hire employees under only 6% management cost of the total cost assigned to it.  In Chandigarh, that 6 % already goes to the salary paid to clerks.
Till date, as many as 1,390 JBT and TGT posts have been sanctioned by MHRD for UT, out of which 1,228 are presently filled and the rest are lying vacant.
Talking to HT, Arvind Rana said, "It seems the UT education department had come to know about this fact in March, 2011, as they started the process of regularisation of all 1,228 teachers, back then. It's been two years now, and the matter is still pending."
The director, public instructions (schools), Kamlesh Kumar, who joined office recently, said, "I am not exactly aware of the MHRD guidelines. However, I am sure the education department must have complied them all. If need be, we will revise them."
What they actually get
1) Lesser salary
2) Only 10 casual leaves in a year
3) No medical leaves
4) No earned leaves
5) No increment
6) No transfer policy and erratic transfers
7) Only 84 days paid maternity leaves, while others get 180
8) No provision for contributory provident fund
- See more at: http://www.hindustantimes.com/News-Feed/Chunk-HT-UI-PunjabSectionPage-Chandigarh/Contractual-teacher-s-entitled-to-same-benefits-as-regular-teachers-Centre/Article1-1125874.aspx#sthash.HlUfzTRK.dpuf

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