Special educators who teach differently abled students and physiotherapists who attend to such children under the Sarva Siksha Abiyan (Education for All) programme have appealed to the district administration to issue appointment orders and also grant them permanent employee status.
Under the Tamil Nadu Matru-thiranalikalukkana Ulladangiya Kalvithitta Sirappu Aasiriyargal Sangam banner the teachers said that they were tutoring children with various types of challenges. Along with them they had 150 physiotherapists, who also worked with the children.
They began their work about 10 years after being employed by various non-government organisations.
The Tamil Nadu Government under Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, after coming to know of the frauds committed by various NGOs, removed them.
In doing so, the State Government brought the teachers and physiotherapists directly under its control. But pursuant to that order, there was no appointment order or permanent employment.
The district administration should take up the issue with the Government so that the teachers obtained employment benefits.
In Coimbatore, the association said that there were 120 special educators, six physiotherapists, 18 centre in-charge and as many assistants. They took care of over 7,000 children with various disabilities.