Friday, March 7, 2014

Teachers’ welfare panel to launch multiple campaigns for speedy regularisation

Teachers’ welfare panel to launch multiple campaigns for speedy regularisation

Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan Teachers Welfare Association (SSATWA) organised a conference Monday to discuss the problems faced by the SSA teachers and to appeal to the Education department to issue an order for an immediate transfer of the junior basic teachers (JBTs) and trained graduate teachers (TGTs) on a regular basis. The association also decided to launch multiple campaigns for speedy regularisaton of teachers.
Over 1,000 SSA teachers attended the conference, held at Tagore Theatre. At the conference, the SSA Welfare Association presented a 10-page information brochure and informed the teachers that though the posts of JBTs and TGTs were sanctioned to Education department, they were appointed by Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan Society against the mandatory norms and interventions of Union Ministry of Human Resource Development, Department of Elementary Education and Literacy.
Arvind Rana, president of SSATWA said, "Though the regularisation process of all SSA teachers had been started in March 2011 on the instructions of MHRD, two-and-a-half years have passed and there has been inordinate delay in the process ."
Speaking on the occasion, Ajay Upmanyu, general secretary of the association also talked about the need of more classrooms in double-shift schools to complete minimum six hours of teaching. "Classrooms are also needed in single-shift schools to proportionate the student-class ratio as students in a class are more than the prescribed limit of 35," he added.
The teachers unanimously decided that every JBT and TGT would write a request letter to UT Administrator-cum-president of SSA Governing Council, UT, Chandigarh, Shivraj Patil to personally intervene in this pending issue of regularisation of 1,228 JBTs and TGTs and give instructions to officials of Education department to implement the minutes of the public hearing sessions held with representatives of SSATWA on May 21, 2012.

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