Thursday, November 12, 2015

TNTET : Tamil Nadu TET : Central Govt Primary Teacher Gets Rs 13500/- Basic Pay, While Tamilnadu State Govt Primary Teacher Gets Rs 8000/- Basic Pay, Now School teachers plan to intensify protest

TNTET : Tamil Nadu TET : Central Govt Primary Teacher Gets Rs 13500/- Basic Pay, While Tamilnadu State Govt Primary Teacher Gets Rs 8000/- Basic Pay, Now School teachers plan to intensify protest

School teachers in the State have planned to intensify their protest in support of their demand to rectify pay anomaly.

According to the teachers, the anomaly in pay scales of teachers of Central and State government schools had crept in during the implementation of the Fifth Pay Commission. The State has employed around 3.5 lakh teachers in government and aided schools of which 2.4 lakh teachers are employed in the government sector.

The teachers now get Rs. 8,000 a month while those under Central government get Rs. 13,500.

P.K. Elamaran, coordinator of the Joint Action Council of Tamil Nadu Teachers’ Association, the umbrella organisation for 18 associations representing school teachers in the State, says when the Fifth Pay Commission was implemented, the teachers were left out. “We are not demanding a pay hike but only asking the government to set right the pay anomaly,” he says.

“There was a shortage of teachers in the late 1980s. In 1988, the government mooted the idea of appointing those with class XII qualification as trainee teachers for primary sections. The scheme was scrapped the next year itself. But, the Rajeev Ranjan Commission that looked into the Pay Commission anomaly maintained that the teachers were of the office assistant grade and hence the salary component was determined accordingly,” Mr. Elamaran says.

Pension woes

According to him, even those teachers had earned college degrees. “There are a lot of people who are waiting to clear the Teacher Eligibility Test but it has not been conducted since 2011. That year the test was conducted three times,” he adds.

“We also want the old pension scheme restored. Often teachers get government jobs only when they reach the age of 35. The retirement age is 58 after which pensions see us through. The new pension scheme denies even this benefit to us,” he contends.

Their other demands include unveiling a separate education policy for the State, which would focus on the need for Tamil as medium of instruction and recognising SC/ST teachers who had completed their teachers’ degrees.

The teachers propose to gherao the Directorate of Public Instruction on December 4 to press for their demands.

Plan to gherao Directorate of Public Instruction on December 4 seeking to rectify pay anomaly
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