The Tamil Nadu Higher Secondary School Vocational Teachers Kazhagam has thanked the State government and the Chief Minister Jayalalithaa for having issued a government order (G.O. no. 263 dated July 22, 2013) announcing that vocational teachers would be given grade pay on par with graduate teachers and rectifying the anomalies in the pay scales fixed by the Sixth Pay Commission on the basis of the recommendations of the committee constituted by the State government to rectify the anomalies.

In a statement, S.N. Janardhanan, State general secretary of the association said that the government has issued orders benefiting various categories of government teachers and government employees. — Special Correspondent