A meeting of the state executive committee of Government Teachers Union (UT), Chandigarh, chaired by Union President Vinod Sharma held on Thursday to deliberate on long pending demands and current problems of schoolteachers. Several regular, SSA, contract, guest faculty, and special-training teachers participated in the meet.
The committee, after having a detailed deliberation, pointed out that the majority of the senior teachers were on the verge of retirement without availing themselves of a single chance of promotion in their careers. Hence, the committee demanded the time-bound expedition of the process of promotion by holding a meeting of departmental Promotion committee (DPC) to fill the posts of promotion quota of various cadres.The committee members also reviewed the present status of pending demands, including fixing of notional pay, filling vacant posts of all cadre reserved for promotion quota, increase of salary of part-time lecturer and guest faculty teachers on a par with SSA and contract teachers.
The posting of headmasters/ headmistresses in all middle schools under SSA Society and implementation of 3% disabled quota for group A and B posts in promotions were some other demands.The committee, in its meet, discussed the alleged harassment of a female student at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 27.
Questioning the functioning of the school principal, the committee sough an inquiry into the incident. The issue pertains to an incident on Tuesday, when a female student of Class-12, alleged that two of her male classmates allegedly giggled at her, following which she called her parents. Following heated arguments with the school principal, who, the parents said, did not take stern action in the case, the police were called in.
The committee also decided to hold a general house in August to press the fulfilment of the demands. An 11-member delegation has been set up to negotiate with the officials of the education department.