Tamil Nadu Elementary School Teachers' Federation has requested the State government to set a precedent by providing free uniforms for students of government as well as unaided schools in order to remove the sense of disparity among them on the basis of economic conditions.
The request was adopted as a resolution at the recent meeting of the Federation's district unit chaired by its president P. Subramanian.
By other resolutions the Federation thanked the Chief Minister for announcement of seven per cent Dearness Allowance, and the Government's decision to set up a three-member committee to set right the anomalies in the sixth-pay commission recommendations.
The Federation has been demanding grade pay fixation of Rs. 4,200 for secondary teachers.
The meeting called upon all teachers to ensure effective implementation of Right to Education Act, and wanted the Government to follow the RTE norm of 1:30 ratio of teacher-students.
It was decided at the meeting that 300 members of the district unit will take part in the centenary celebrations of the Federation founder Master Iramuni at Chennai. The district unit had organised a blood donation camp in association with Kauvery Hospital to commemorate the centenary celebration of the Founder.
District unit secretary J. Albert Das, State Executive Committee Member K. Neelakandan, and State Treasurer M. Moorthy also addressed the meeting.