State Teachers Union members staged dharna before Kadapa Collectorate on Thursday demanding teacher appointments on a regular basis and scrap apprentice system as per the Ninth Pay Revision Commission recommendations.

STU state vice-president S. Narasimha Reddy accused the State government of being lackadaisical in resolving the problems of teachers despite repeated representations.

CPI leader G. Easwaraiah alleged that the Central and State governments were deriding the interests of teachers and employees owing to World Bank conditions. The government failed to issue a G.O. on demands on which an agreement was reached in the past, he alleged.

STU state secretary U. Jayaramaiah demanded weightage increments to senior teachers and notional increments to special teachers. STU State Council member K. Suresh Babu demanded filling of vacant deputy education officer and mandal education officer posts, removal of anomalies in the PRC, hike HRA and provision of basic amenities in high schools.

STU district general secretary T. Reddappa Reddy demanded implementation of an agreement reached on November 3, 2008 on problems of municipal, aided and language teachers.

Union's treasurer L. Jamal Reddy, Minority cell secretary S.Md. Iliyas Basha, other leaders and members also spoke.

A.P. NGOs Association district president Siva Reddy expressed his support to the STU protesters.