VIJAYAWADA: Krishna district unit president of the Progressive Recognised Teachers Union (PRTU) and state coordinator of the Joint Action Committee of Teachers Organisations (JACTO) M Kamalakar Rao has urged the government not to delay the upgrade of Language Pandit and Physical Education Teacher (PET) posts in high schools. He also said that the JACTO committee members are going to meet higher officials in Hyderabad on August 6 to submit a memorandum with their demands.
The members of 18 teacher unions from 13 districts of Andhra Pradesh gathered at the KSR ZP Girls’ High School here Sunday and formed a steering committee named as Joint Action Committee of Teachers Organisations (JACTO) to find solution to the problems of teachers in the state.
Speaking at the meeting, Kamalakar Rao urged the government to fill all the mandal education officer (MEO) and B.Ed College lecturer posts through promotion system and to give notional increments to 398 special teachers in the state.
YSR Teachers Federation state convener K Obulapathi asked the state government to revise the pay scales of teachers and implement the 10th Pay Revision Commission (PRC) recommendations as they are being burdened with the increasing prices of all essential commodities.
Telugu Nadu Upadhyaya Sangham (TNUS) general secretary Ch Krishna Mohan demanded that the government take steps for the issuance of health cards and apply common service rules to the teachers. “The government should give promotions to teachers working at aided schools as most of them are retiring without promotions,” he added.