‘New Retirement Age Should be Made Applicable to Teachers’
VIJAYAWADA: Andhra Pradesh Union Teachers Federation (APUTF) urged the state government to implement the norm of age of superannuation to the teaching and non-teaching staff working with the aided schools and other employees with the public sector institutions.
In the meeting held here Sunday, APUTF state president I Venkateswara Rao said that according to the Public Employment Act, 1984, enhancing retirement age to 60 from 58 is applicable to all government employees but the recent orders from the financial secretary excluded the aided and public sector (including Model Schools) from the list. He requested chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu to look into the issue and take a decision on it.
Though the Human resource development ministry had already announced the release date of the DSC notification, APUTF state secretary P Babu Reddy pleaded with the government for the immediate release as the academic year had already commenced.
“Rationalization process in the allotment of teachers should be made separately for Telugu and English medium students. As many as 545 posts of mandal education officer are vacant against a total of 644 mandals in the state. The government should take measures for filling up these posts.” he added. He further said that zilla parishads should improve the basic amenities in the government schools as 63 per cent of the children are studying in them.
Federation state vice-president K Vijaya Gowri, treasurer N Tandava Krishna secretaries KVV Prasad, M Venkateswara Reddy and others were present in the meeting.