Junior college teachers, boycotting exam-related work, are upset with the state Cabinet’s decision on Wednesday concerning the regularisation of appointments of 2,307 non-NET/SET-qualified teachers.
The state has rejected their demand that the regularisation be in effect from the date of their appointment.
Instead, the state will regularise them from the date of its notification, expected to be issued next week. Rajesh Tope, higher and technical education minister, said that 5,250 of the 7,657 non-SET/NET teachers appointed between 1991 and 1999 have cleared the test. “The remaining teachers will be regularised from the date of notification,” he said.
The Cabinet has also decided to pay the sixth pay commission arrears of Rs. 1,500 crore in three instalments. “The first instalment of Rs. 500 crore will be released by April, and the other two in June and December. It will benefit 45,000 teachers in the state,” Tope said.