The teachers of bloc grant-aided secondary schools have threatened to launch a statewide agitation from August 22 protesting the State Government’s alleged attempt to deprive them of receiving full Grant in Aid (GIA).
The State Government had made an announcement in December last year for providing full GIA to bloc grant secondary schools from the current academic session. The schools, which have been receiving bloc grant for more than eight years, will be eligible for the new GIA, from the current academic session.
But the bloc grant teachers have claimed that the State Government has modified the original announcement with a notification, which was issued recently. The notification, issued by the School and Mass Education (S&ME) department on July 10, states that bloc grant teachers are eligible for grant amounting to 100 per cent of the emolument that they receive. Secondary School Bloc Grant Teachers’ Association president Prashant Mahapatra said the full GIA that the schools are receiving is flexible.