Staff Reporter

BANGALORE: The Karnataka State Aided Primary School Teachers’ Association has appealed to the State Government to continue the scheme of paying the salaries to teachers-in-excess in primary schools.

Association president H. Huchche Gowda told presspersons here on Friday that the over 700 teachers-in-excess in primary schools across the State were fearing that they would be deprived of their salaries, with the one-year arrangement expiring in six months. He said teachers, who had put in more than 15 to 20 years of service, were apprehensive of their future. “We appeal to the Government to continue the payment of salaries to teachers-in-excess after the expiry of the arrangement period,” he said.

He said, several aided schools were on the brink of closure pushing the state of primary school teachers in jeopardy. Many aided schools were running Kannada-medium classes and the condition of teachers in these schools had worsened.

General secretary of the association J. Ningaiah alleged that the teachers in the aided schools were not being treated on par by the Government, insofar as the service facilities were concerned.