Expressing dismay over the marginal pay rise accruing from the recommendation of the one-man commission constituted by the State Government for setting right anomalies in the Sixth-Pay Commission report, the Tamil Nadu Elementary School Teachers' Federation has convened a meeting of district-unit secretaries at Chennai on Saturday to decide upon the next course of action.

Referring to the Government Order 279, the Federation'S State General Secretary N. Rengarajan told presspersons on Friday that the members were entitled to a rise of only Rs. 500 per month as special allowance, as per the recommendation of the one-man commission.

There was a difference of over Rs. 10,000 in the monthly emoluments of primary teachers of State and Central Governments.

The Federation's demand was an assurance of pay parity for its members with their central government counterparts.

It was in response to the massive agitation carried out by the Federation members who account for one lakh out of 1.8 lakh primary teachers in the State that the Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi ordered appointment of the one-man commission to look into the anomalies.

Now that the Federation members feel cheated again, a befitting decision on the next course of action would be taken at the Chennai meeting that would have the participation of the general secretary of All India Primary Teachers' Federation, S. Easwaran, said Mr. Rengarajan.

At a meeting earlier, the Federation's State Executive Committee member S. Neelakandan, district unit president J. Albert Das and district unit secretary J.Murali analysed the impact of the one-man commission's recommendation.

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