Staff Reporter

Timescale pay given to 44,000 teachers

TIRUNELVELI: National and state award winning teachers were felicitated as part of the ‘Teachers’ Day’ celebrations held at Palayamkottai on Thursday.

Speaking on the occasion, Speaker R. Avudaiyappan said the State Government had given timescale pay to 44,000-odd teachers who were working on contract basis and the appointment and transfer of teachers were being done on transparent manner through counselling and seniority.

Collector M. Jayaraman appealed to the teachers to take their students on educational tour to important places so that they, besides gaining knowledge, could be invigorated through such trips.

Minister for Environment, Youth Welfare and Sports T.P.M. Maideen Khan, MLAs M. Appavu and N. Maalairaja spoke.

Heads of the schools which secured cent per cent result in the last Plus Two and SSLC examinations were also felicitated on the occasion.