President of Karnataka Government Primary School Non-Graduate Head Masters Association K. Krishnappa has demanded the government should announce a separate pay-scale for headmasters in government primary schools.

Currently, headmasters and assistant teachers at government primary schools are paid equally. As headmasters have both academic responsibilities and school administration, the government should enhance their salary through a separate pay-scale, he said at a press conference here on Wednesday.

He said the workload on headmasters has increased after the schemes to provide mid-day meals and milk for students were launched. Headmasters are expected to monitor civil works like construction of additional classrooms. He also demanded that the special allowance for primary school headmasters should be raised from Rs. 300 to Rs. 400. Headmasters were not considered for special increment offered to other government employees on the basis of service seniority, he rued.

Members of the Association submitted a memorandum in Tirthahalli on Wednesday to Minister of State for Primary and Secondary Education Kimmane Rathnakar, who assured to address the problems.


  • Headmasters have both academic responsibilities and day-to-day administration of the school

  • Special allowance for primary school headmasters should be raised from Rs. 300 to Rs. 400


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