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Special Educators no More Daily Wagers

Published: 05th July 2014 08:17 AM  |   Last Updated: 05th July 2014 08:17 AM   |  A+A-

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Over 1,300 resource teachers under the Central Government’s Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) project will no more have to work as daily wage workers on a reduced pay.

The SSA executive committee, chaired by the Chief Secretary, has issued orders bringing the teachers back on contract basis with a higher monthly salary. “The contract will be with effect from May 28, when the Annual Work Plan & Budget for 2014-15 from the Union HRD Ministry was received by the state,” SSA state project director E P Mohandas told Express.

The decision comes after an ‘Express’ report on June 24 which pointed out that the resource teachers, who impart training to children with special needs in schools, have been demoted as daily wage workers by the state government despite the Centre clearly earmarking the fund to pay monthly salary.



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