Hyderabad: Teachers working in the government, Panchayati Raj, aided, municipal and Tribal Welfare schools belonging to Democratic Teachers Federation of Andhra Pradesh will stage a dharna at Indira Park here on April 28 in pursuance of their long pending demands.
Talking to mediapersons here on Tuesday, the DTF State president, Mr K Narayana Reddy, the State general secretary, Mr Gangadhar, the secretary, Mr M V Narasinga Rao, and the Hyderabad unit president, Mr S Mallaiah, appealed to the teachers working under the five managements to participate in the dharna in large numbers in order to step up pressure on the government to concede their long pending demands.
The DTF leaders said that the State government was deliberately delaying decisions on their important demands like abolition of apprentice system and to give two notional increments to the apprentice teachers. Alleging that the State government was directly allowing transfers of teachers under pressure of middlemen bidding an adieu to the counseling system, the DTF leaders demanded immediate stoppage of direct transfers.
They also demanded that the government initiate penal and departmental action against those teachers who claimed medical reimbursement with bogus certificates and the mandal officials who passed the bills.
Their other demands include reinstatement of teachers in Jainur mandal of Adilabad district who were placed under suspension on trumped up charge of claiming medical reimbursement by bogus bills; scrapping of apprentice system and payment of regular pay scales to apprentice teachers; prospective implementation of 1/2005 Act which affects the language teachers and scrapping of 37/2005 Act which affects aided teachers; extension of medical reimbursement scheme to the aided and municipal teachers; to allow appointments, promotions and transfers in aided schools; release of Subordinate Service Rules for teachers working in girijan welfare schools and so on. (NSS)