Staff Reporter

BANGALORE: The Karnataka State High School Assistant Masters’ Association has condemned the Government’s decision of reducing the mid-term holidays by seven days for primary and secondary school teachers from the academic year 2009-10.

The association has urged the Government to withdraw the order.

In a press release issued here on Saturday, association president H.K. Manjunath said that after the cut in holidays, teaching staff would have six holidays less than those given to non-teaching staff. Teaching staff were being used for census and other duties even during mid-term holidays.

The association would take a decision on the issue at its executive committee meeting to be held on Sunday in Tumkur, he added.