Association to launch series of protests in January

The Karnataka State High School Assistant Teachers Association has threatened to launch a series of agitations from January to mount pressure on the State government to concede their long-standing demands.

Addressing a press conferences here on Thursday, president of the association H.K. Manjunath said that setting right the disparity in pay scales, ensuring payment of salary on the last day of every month, promotions, restricting student-teacher ration from the present 1:70 to 1:40, introduction of health insurance scheme for teachers of aided schools, and revision of allowances for evaluation of answer scripts were among the major demands.

He accused the government of only giving assurances.

Mr. Manjunath claimed that high school teachers in a majority of districts were getting their salary once in three to six months.

  • ‘Teachers in a majority of districts getting salary once in three to six months’

  • ‘Salaries should be paid on the last working day of every month’