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PG teachers decide to completely boycott valuation from April 18

Publication of Plus Two results planned on May 16 by the School Education Department has become uncertain as the Tamil Nadu Higher Secondary Post Graduate Teachers' Association (TNHSPGTA) has decided to boycott valuation completely from April 18, if their demands are not addressed by then.

At its State Executive Committee meeting here on Sunday, the functionaries made it clear that the valuation of only 50% of the scripts: 10 out of 20 by science teachers and 12 out of 24 by language teachers, will be undertaken by nearly 10,000 members of the association at 24 valuation centres across the State, on Monday and Tuesday.

The association expects the Finance Secretary and Education Secretary to hold talks with its representatives to sort out the long-pending issues by then.

Else, the members will boycott valuation in toto from Wednesday onwards, V. Manivasagan, State president of TNHSPGTA said. “We will continue to stage sit-in protest at the valuation centres and desist from work”, Mr. Manivasagan said.

The main demands of the association constitute rectifying pay anomalies for those among the PG teachers appointed since June 1, 2009; appointing only DEO promotees of Higher Secondary Schools or senior PG teachers as camp officers for centres where plus one and plus two papers are valued; establishment of spacious valuation centres district-wise with conducive environment for evaluation of answer scripts rather than depending on the inadequate facilities of private institutions; increasing remuneration for valuation duty; providing 30 days earned leave for teachers engaged in valuation work during the summer holidays; and fixing up duty chart for teachers for examination work based on geographical proximity - at least within 15 to 20 km from their residence.

The association pointed out that drafting of teachers for examination duty was flawed in Ramanathapuram, Dindigul, Tiruchi, Namakkal, Villupuram and Tiruvannamalai districts, where there were instances of teachers being posted 40 to 60 km away from their place of stay.

The association has also been demanding a single exam for languages as in the other Southern States and many of the Northern States.

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