BHUBANESWAR: AIDED school teachers and employees will stage a demonstration before the State Assembly on September 24 over various demands including pay hike. They are demanding implementation of Seventh pay scale, parity of salary with Government teachers, abolition of block grant system and development of infrastructure in schools. Speaking to mediapersons on Tuesday, convener of School Teachers’ Federation of Odisha (STFO) Praksh Chandra Mohanty said there is a huge disparity in salaries of different categories of teachers in Government and aided schools despite the fact that they hold same qualification and face same workload. Teachers in aided schools do not have provisions of employees’ provident fund, promotion or retirement benefits unlike their Government counterparts. Though they have approached the State Government several times in the past in this regard, nothing has been done so far. The teachers demanded revision of the recent pay hike announced for block grant teachers by the Government. “We have decided to boycott the coming panchayat polls if the Government fails to fulfil our long-standing demands,” Mohanty added.