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Seeking regular jobs, central scheme teachers hold protest

Teachers recruited under the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) and Central Sponsored Scheme (CSS) on Friday staged a massive protest here.

punjab Updated: Apr 21, 2012 15:56 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times

Teachers recruited under the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) and Central Sponsored Scheme (CSS) on Friday staged a massive protest here.

The protestors also organised a protest march from Nehru Park to the mini-secretariat and handed a memorandum to the deputy commissioner regarding their demands. "The government had assured us before the assembly elections to give us regular pay scale. But nothing has happened till date," Hardeep Singh Toderpur, district president of the SSA/RMSA/CSS Teachers' Union said.

He further said that following inability of state government to notify the regular scale, the central government has stalled all the funds for their salaries.

Teachers recruited under the three central schemes were paid 65% of their salaries by the Centre and 35% is the state government's share.

"The state government is not contributing its share in our pay, owing to which we are not getting proper pay from the past two years".

He said it was the duty of the government to regularise the teachers, to give regular pay scale and other facilities.

First Published: Apr 21, 2012 15:47 IST