HYDERABAD: The Secondary Education Department has assured that it will initiate action into the pending demands of the teachers’ organisations and submit an action taken report (ATR) within four weeks.

Secondary Education Minister D. Manikya Varaprasad told reporters on Thursday that the government had already conceded six out of the 10 demands of the Joint Action Committee of Teachers’ Organisations (JACTO).

The remaining demands, including unified service rules, implementation of GO 19, appointment of teachers on compassionate grounds and medical reimbursement to municipal and aided school teachers were under active examination.

Chief Minister K. Rosaiah convened a high-level meeting with senior officials to discuss the demands raised by the teachers.

Advancement scheme

Orders had been issued to count two years apprentice period for automatic advancement scheme as also for sanctioning two notional increments for the apprentice period.

Steps had been initiated to withdraw criminal cases filed on teachers who boycotted spot valuation and the government was considering treating the strike period as special casual leave.