Staff Reporter

“Give special pay for Block Resource Teachers for working on Saturdays”

TIRUCHI: Tamil Nadu Graduate Teachers’ Association has called for timely promotions and prompt filling up of vacancies. At a recent meeting of its Pudukottai unit, the association sought a second round of counselling for transfer of teachers, and called for nominations to the post of Block Resource Supervisor from among high school headmasters.

In keeping with the welfare of rural students and ensuring 100 per cent enrolment, Active Learning Methodology should be abolished, speakers said. Those appointed after April 1, 2004, must also be brought under the old pension scheme.

Other demands that were highlighted at the meeting in the form of resolutions comprised special pay for Block Resource Teachers for working on Saturdays; facilitation of transfer of women teachers to places of their choice in accordance with existence of vacancies; speedy passage of a government order pertaining to reduction of contents in Mathematics and Science subjects for standard X students; introduction of a system that facilitates transfer of middle school teachers in panchayat union schools to high and higher secondary schools; regularisation of the services of teachers appointed on consolidated pay; and incentives for graduate teachers with M. Phil. qualification.

The meeting chaired by Pudukkottai district unit president of the association Sami Sathiamoorthy called for appointment of a teacher for each subject and corresponding appointment of administrative staff in schools that undergo upgradation.