BHUBANESWAR: Minister of State for School and Mass Education Pratap Jena on Friday told the Assembly that the State Government has formulated service advancement policy for appointing gana sikshaks as siksha sahayaks taking their experience into consideration.
Making a statement on the admissibility of an adjournment motion notice on the issue, the Minister said the honorarium of the gana sikshaks was increased thrice during the last two years. A matric untrained gana sikshak gets ` 2,700 per month while a Plus Two pass untrained gana sikshak gets ` 3,200.
The Minister said all gana sikshaks, who passed Plus Two, have been given CT training under the distance education programme. Those, who have passed Plus Two after 2010-11, will be imparted training after getting permission from National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE).
Referring to the demands of the siksha sahayaks, the Minister said the Government has formulated a service advancement policy for them also. As per the policy, after working three years as siksha sahayaks, they will be promoted to junior teachers.
Jena said the siksha sahayaks have been engaged in primary and upper primary schools opened under the Sarba Siksha Abhijan (SSA). After working for three years as junior teachers, they will be appointed in schools under zilla parishads as regular teachers taking into vacancy position, he said.
Participating in the discussion on the admissibility of the adjournment motion notice, Anup Sai, Debi Prasanna Chand, Bhujbal Majhi, Rejendra Kumar Chhatria (all Cong) and BJP-backed Independent Pratap Chandra Sarangi criticised the State Government for ignoring the demands of gana sikshaks and siksha sahayaks. They said their demands should be fulfilled through negotiations.